Angkor Resort records 798,069 foreign tourists, generating over $37 million in 2023

PHNOM PENH: 's famed Archaeological Park received 798,069 foreign tourists in 2023, earning more than US$37 million from ticket sales, the state-owned Angkor Enterprise said on Monday.

The figures show an increase by over 177 percent and 222 percent, respectively compared to 2022, it pointed out.

Of the revenue, almost US$1.6 million was donated to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation to support the humanitarian activities of the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals, said the same source.

In December alone, it added, the park attracted 98,073 foreign visitors, making over US$4.6 million in revenue from ticket sales.

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 US$72.

Located in northwest Siem Reap 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 the area of 401 square kilometres, 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 era, in 2019, the Angkor Archaeological Park received up to 2.2 million international visitors, generating US$99 million in revenue from ticket sales, according to the Angkor Enterprise.

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