Angkor Resort generated $23 million in eight months

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's famed Angkor Archaeological Park received 498,513 foreign tourists in the first eight months of this year, earning $23 million from ticket sales, the state-owned Angkor Enterprise said on Monday.

In August alone, the park attracted 58,148 foreign visitors, making $2.77 million in revenue from ticket sales, it pointed out. The entrance fee for a one-day visit to the park is $37, a three-day visit costs $62, and a week-long visit is $72.

Located in northwest province, the Angkor Archeological Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1992, is the most popular tourist destination in this Southeast Asian Kingdom.

Covering an area of 401 square kilometers, the Angkor contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries, and it consists of scores of key temples such as the Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Chau Say Tevoda and Ta Keo, among others.

During the pre-pandemic , in 2019, the Angkor Archaeological Park received up to 2.2 million international visitors, generating $99 million in revenue from ticket sales, according to the Angkor Enterprise.

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