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Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016
Cambodia’s famed Angkor archaeological park welcomed 2.1 million foreigners last year, up 1.96 per cent compared to a year earlier, Xinhua news agency quoted Chau Sun Kerya, spokeswoman for the state-run Apsara Authority, which manages the site, as saying.
Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists reached US$60 million last year, up 1.2 per cent year-on-year, the spokeswoman said.
The entrance fee to the site is US$20 per day for a foreigner, US$40 for a three-day visit and US$60 for a week-long visit.
In December alone, the heritage site received 222,581 visitors, generating revenue of US$6.5 million.
The largest sources of tourists to the site are China, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam.
Located in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, Angkor archaeological park, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992, is the kingdom’s most popular tourist destination.
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