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Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017
China has emerged as the biggest source of tourists to Cambodia’s famed Angkor archaeological park in 2016, according to the latest data released on Wednesday. About 667,285 Chinese tourists visited the ancient site.
Chinese tourists accounted for 30.37 percent of almost 2.2 million international tourists visiting the site last year, as per the data which been compiled by the state-run Angkor Enterprise, which is in charge of ticket sales at the park.
South Korea and the United States were the second and third largest sources of
tourists respectively to the park.
According to the data, the Angkor received almost 2.2 million foreigners from 188 countries and regions last year, earning gross revenue of 62.5 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales.
Located in northwestern Siem Reap province, Angkor archaeological park, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992, is the kingdom’s top tourist destination.