PHNOM PENH: Cambodia'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 economy. In 2022, the Kingdom recorded 2.2 million international visitors, an 11 percent increase from the previous year.