Cambodia Earns US$52 million in First Semester from Angkor Ticket Sale

The famous Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province, a UNESCO's World Heritage Site, generated a total revenue of US$52.16 million from entrance ticket sales in the first six months of this year, up 66.82 percent compared to the same period last year.

According to a press release of the Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management, the entrance tickets were sold out to 1,233,137 foreign tourists during the period, an increase by 12.92 percent.

In June alone, 140,760 overseas tourists visited the Angkor temple, up 17.99 percent, generating revenue from entrance ticket sales of over US$6.25 million, up 89.65 percent over the same period a year earlier.

The Chinese top in the country's tourism market, with 273,003, followed by the Vietnamese and the South Koreans with 203,409 and 127,742, respectively among the country's total 1.5 million foreign arrivals in the first quarter of this year, according to a report from the Ministry of Tourism.

Last year, Angkor entrance pass sales generated US$62.5 million and were sold out 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