Angkor Park attracts some 600,000 foreign tourists In January-October

PHNOM PENH: 's famed Angkor Archaeological Park has sold entrance passes to 602,570 foreign tourists in the January-October period of this year, an increase of 255 percent compared to the same period last year, the state-owned Angkor Enterprise's report showed on Nov. 1.

The entrance pass sales generated a total revenue of US$27.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 312 percent, it added. In October alone, the park attracted 63,009 foreign visitors, making US$2.9 million in revenue from ticket sales, the report said.

The entrance fee for a one-day visit to the park is US$37, a three-day visit costs US$62, and a week-long visit costs US$72.

Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, on Oct. 31 said that the newly-commenced Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport will contribute to tourism and socio-economic development in Cambodia.

“This new opportunity will be a strong and important potential for tourism in Siem Reap province as well as the country's tourism,” he underlined.

Tourism is one of the four major pillars supporting Cambodia's . In 2022, the Kingdom recorded 2.2 million international visitors, an 11 percent increase from the previous year.

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