During the first month of this year, more than 287,000 international tourists visited the Angkor Archeological Park - almost 16 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016, according to the announcement of Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned agency in charge of Angkor income management.
Cambodia, added the source, generated US$8,304,740 from Angkor entrance ticket sales from the mentioned number of international visitors, 287,041 to be exact.
Of the visitors, Chinese outnumbered other nationalities with a total of 93,875 tourists - followed by 40,156 South Koreans, 21,709 Americans, 13,858 British, 13,199 Japanese, 12,520 French, 11,797 Australians, 8,910 Germans, 8,504 Russians, 8,372 Thais, and the rest 54,141 of 112 nationalities.
Entrance tickets to Angkor Archeological Park (AAP) were served in three different categories: one day visit for US$ 20, three-day visit for US$ 37 and seven-day visit for US$ 62.
Starting from Feb. 1, 2017 onwards, the entrance fees for the Angkor temples increase to: one-day pass costs US$37, three-day pass US$62, and seven-day pass US$72. US$2 from each ticket sold is donated to the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals in support of their mission of providing free treatment to Cambodian children.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press