Cambodia's Angkor Wat earns 30 mln USD per annum from ticket sales
Source: Xinhua
Time: 2013-Jul-8 16:38

PHNOM PENH, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites, generated an annual revenue of 30 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales, Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An said Sunday.


"The total revenue from ticket sales at the Angkor Wat temples was about 30 million U.S. dollars last year," he said during the celebrations of the fifth anniversary of the inscription of the 11th century Preah Vihear temple on the UNESCO's World Heritage List.


The 12th century Angkor archeological park, inscribed on the same list in 1992, is situated about 315 km northwest of Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.


The site is the kingdom's largest cultural tourism destination. Chhoeuy Chhorn, administration chief of Siem Reap provincial tourism department, said that an entrance fee to the temples is 20 U. S. dollars a day for a foreign visitor, 40 U.S. dollars for a three-day visit and 60 U.S. dollars for a weeklong visit.


Last year, the temples attracted 2.06 million foreigners, up 28 percent year-on-year, he said, adding that during the first three months of this year, the site received 694,700 foreign tourists, up 8 percent year-on-year.


"The top three countries visiting the temples are South Korea, China, and Vietnam," he told Xinhua over telephone.

Editor:Xu Rui
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