Phnom Penh (FN), September 22 - Pchum Ben 2017 attracted 1,050,000 national and international tourists, increased by 16% compared to 2016, according to the Ministry of Tourism's report on Friday.

Potential tourist attractions include the lake, stream, canal and small-scale resorts.

The report added that the factors attracting tourists include clean environment, security, peace, the stability of price, and infrastructure.

Pchum Ben, known as "Ancestors' Day", is a 15-day Cambodian religious festival, culminating in celebrations on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar.

The day is a time when many Cambodians pay their respects to deceased relatives of up to 7 generations. They do so by preparing food to offer to the ghosts of the dead through monks at the pagoda.

Pchum Ben 2017 fell from September 19–21.