PHNOM PENH, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia's famous Angkor Archaeological Park reached 39.6 million U.S. dollars in the first quarter of 2018, up 28 percent from the same period last year.
The ancient site attracted 858,580 foreign tourists during the January-March period this year, up 12 percent over the same period last year, the state-owned Angkor Enterprise's said on Sunday.
China remains the largest source of tourists to the historic site, followed by South Korea and the United States.
The current entrance fee to the park 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.
In the year of 2017, the park received 2.45 million foreign tourists, earning 108 million U.S. dollars in revenue from ticket sales.
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.