Cambodia's famed Angkor earns nearly 76 mln USD in 9 months

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-01 21:39:23|Editor: Yurou
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PHNOM PENH, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia's Angkor archeological park hit 75.7 million U.S. dollars in the first nine months of 2017, up 70 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a press release on Sunday.

The ancient park received 1.75 million foreign tourists during the January-September period this year, up 12 percent over the same period last year, said the state-run Angkor Enterprise's press release.

Most visitors 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.

Inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1992, the 401-sq-km Angkor archeological park is Cambodia's most popular tourist destination.

The park is located in Siem Reap province, some 314 km northwest of Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.