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Japanese tourists flock to long-disputed Cambodian border temple

The temple offers a spectacular view from atop an escarpment that has been ruled by the world court as Cambodian territory. (File photo)

PREAH VIHEAR - The ancient cliff-top temple that Cambodia and Thailand have fought over for more than a century has proved to be an unlikely hit with Japanese tourists.

Figures show that visitors from Japan are the largest group of foreign visitors at the site.

Of the 23,823 foreign tourists who visited the Unesco World Heritage site in 2016, 8,306 were Japanese, according to Cambodia's state-run Preah Vihear Authority, which runs the off-the-beaten-track temple complex.

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