Cambodia Earns Nearly US$9 Million from Angkor Ticket Sales in August

Cambodia collected some US$8,840,756 last month as state income from Angkor Archaeological Park entrance ticket sale, up some 81 percent compared with the same period of 2016.

According to the Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management, the entrance tickets were sold to 192.403 foreign tourists during the period, an increase by 12 percent.

Of the total income, US$384,806 was donated to Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals, said the Angkor Enterprise.

Most of the foreign visitors, the Chinese were in the lead followed by the Japanese and the South Koreans.

During the first eight months of 2017, more than 1.6 million foreign tourists visited the Angkor Archaeological Park, up 12 percent, generating US$69,232,412, up 70 percent compared with the same period last year.

Last year, Angkor entrance pass sales generated US$62.5 million and were sold to 2,197,254 foreign tourists.

Angkor Wat Temple has recently crowned No. 1 among the top 10 landmarks for 2017 by TripAdvisor. This famous site beat off India's Taj Mahal, Peru's Machu Picchu, and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, Italy to take the top spot.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press