Tourism news roundup: Cambodia’s hub for religious tourism is Bokor Mountain, and other updates

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For PropertyGuru’s tourism news roundup, Preah Monivong Bokor National Park, commonly referred to as “Bokor,” is a prominent destination for religious tourism in Cambodia. In other headlines, know the best places in India to visit this August, and the second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival promises to boost the river tourism potential of HCM City.

Bokor Mountain: A hub for religious tourism in Cambodia

Preah Monivong Bokor National Park, commonly referred to as “Bokor,” is a prominent destination for religious tourism. According to Phnom Penh Post, it features a diverse array of spiritual landmarks that cater to various faiths and cultural interests.

Wat Sampov Bram offers serene reflection and sightseeing opportunities. The old Catholic Church atop the mountain stands as a historical Christian landmark.

The Neak Ta Phnom Monument attracts thousands of visitors for traditional blessings and cultural celebrations, while an under-construction 108-metre-high Buddha statue is expected to draw Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.

Best places in India to visit in August 

India is a beautiful country that features great diversity both in nature and culture. A country with a diverse culture and a melee of different ethnicities, India is well known for its colourful cities and quaint towns, which offer the perfect abode for tourists and travellers. August is a great time to visit India. The monsoons come to a close in that month, and the weather stays relatively mild up to mid-November. The best places to visit in August in India include many destinations from beaches to hill stations. lists 17 of the most popular places to visit in August.

Festival hoped to awaken river tourism potential in HCM City, Vietnam

The second Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, scheduled to kick off on May 31 evening, promises to leave a lasting impression on residents and visitors about this distinctive riverside metropolis.

Rivers, canals, and waterways imbued with unique cultural values of the riverine region have contributed to tourism development in HCM City.

VietnamPlus reports that the Nha Rong-Khanh Hoi Wharf and Saigon Cruise Port are bustling these days with preparations for the opening ceremony and a series of festive activities. Over 1,000 artists and actors/actresses have been practising around the clock for an outdoor grand opera titled “The Story of a River Season 2 – The Legendary Voyage”.

Consisting of five chapters, the play combines history, cinematography, and entertainment characteristics to convey meaningful messages and stories about the development of Saigon – Gia Dinh – Ho Chi Minh City, a land of waterways.

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