Tourist numbers at Angkor Wat soar in first 4 months

PHNOM PENH: Angkor Enterprise, a state-owned company, reported that Cambodia's popular Angkor Archaeological Park generated US$14 million from ticket sales and received 298,998 foreign visitors in the first four months of this year. The park earned an additional US$2.89 million in April from 62,557 foreign visitors.”

Located in the northwestern Siem Reap province, the 401-square-kilometer Angkor Archaeological 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 the Southeast Asian country.

Recently, has been voted as the world's best place to see the sunrise, beating rivals with double the number of votes cast.

Angkor Wat topped a poll conducted by, which gathered data from Tripadvisor reviews to find the places with the highest number of sunrise/sunset mentions around the world.

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

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 is US$72.

Last year, Cambodia welcomed 2.2 million foreign tourists, generating US$1.41 billion, said a report.

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