Cambodia's famed Angkor reports 7.7 pct drop in number of foreign tourists in first two months

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-01 17:56:12|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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PHNOM PENH, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's famed Angkor Archeological Park attracted 544,309 foreign tourists in the first two months of 2019, down 7.7 percent compared to the same period last year, said a statement on Friday.

The ancient park made gross revenue of 25 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales during the January-February period this year, also down 8.7 percent over the same period last year, said the state-owned Angkor Enterprises statement.

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

In the entirety of 2018, the park received a total of 2.59 million international visitors, earning 116 million dollars in revenue from ticket sales.

China, South Korea, and the United States were the biggest sources of foreign tourists visiting the park.

Located in northwest 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.