Cambodia's Angkor revenue exceeds 100 mln USD in 2017

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-01 17:02:57|Editor: Lifang
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PHNOM PENH, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia's famed Angkor archaeological park hit 108 million U.S. dollars in 2017, up 72.5 percent year-on-year, a statement said on Monday.

The sharp rise in revenue was due to the hike in ticket prices in February last year.

The ancient park received 2.45 million foreign visitors last year, up 11.8 percent year-on-year, said the statement from the state-run Angkor Enterprise, which is in charge of ticket sales at the park.

China is the biggest source of tourists to the historic site, followed by South Korea and the United States.

The current entrance fee to the site is 37 U.S. dollars for a one-day visit, 62 dollars for a three-day pass, and 72 dollars for a week-long pass.

Located in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province, the Angkor archaeological 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.