Cambodia’s Angkor Wat earns over $47 mn in 10 months

Phnom Penh, Nov 3 (IANS) Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple reached $47.68 million in the first 10 months of 2015 — up 0.62 percent year-on-year, according to an official statement on Tuesday.

During the January-October period this year, the ancient site received 1.67 million foreigners, a two percent rise compared to the same period last year, Xinhua cited the statement released by the state-run Apsara authority, which manages the site.

In October alone, the temple greeted 153,308 tourists, generating the revenue of $4.38 million, it said.

China, South Korea and Japan are the largest sources of tourists to the temple.

Located in Siem Reap province, Angkor Wat temple, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1992, is the kingdom’s most popular tourist destination.

An entrance fee to the site is $20 per day for a foreigner, $40 for a three-day visit and $60 for a week-long visit.

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