Cambodia's Angkor heritage site earns 52.1 mln USD in 6 months

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-01 16:57:11|Editor: Song Lifang
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PHNOM PENH, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia's Angkor archeological park reached 52.1 million U.S. dollars in the first six months of 2017, up 66.8 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a press release on Saturday.

The 12th century site received 1.23 million foreign tourists during the January-June period this year, up 12.9 percent over the same period last year, said the state-owned Angkor Enterprise's press release.

Most tourists to the park are Chinese, South Koreans and Americans.

The remarkable rise in the revenue was due to the hike in ticket prices in February. A current entrance fee to the site is 37 U.S. dollars for a one-day visit, 62 U.S. dollars for a three-day pass, and 72 U.S. dollars for a week-long pass.

Situated in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province, the Angkor archeological park, inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1992, is the kingdom's most popular tourist destination.