Angkor Wat sees rise in ticket revenue

Phnom Penh, Sep 1 (IANS) Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat park reached $40.7 million this year, a 2.3 per cent rise over last year, a statement said on Thursday.

The ancient site welcomed some 1.43 million foreigners during the January-August period this year, Xinhua news agency cited a statement from the state-run Angkor Enterprise.

The biggest sources of tourists to the site are Chinese, South Koreans and Japanese.

Located in Siem Reap province, Angkor archaeological park, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992, is the country’s top tourist destination.



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