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Angkor marks 65 percent drop in foreign visitors in five months

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Tourists walk inside one of the temples in the Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap. KT/Mai Vireak

Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park received 386,093 foreign tourists during the first five months of 2020 down by 64 percent over the same period last year.

 

The ancient park earned gross revenue of $18.02 million  from ticket sales during the January-May period this year.

 

The park attracted 1,776 foreigners and earned $72,037  from ticket sales on the month of May, having a sharp deckine of 98.8 percent compared to the same month last year.

 

This is one of the kingdom’s most popular tourist destinations which is situated in northwest Siem Reap.

 

The remarkable decline in foreign tourists to the park was due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the country to impose entry restrictions for all foreign travelers since late March to control the transmission of the virus.

 

Cambodia’s tourism sector, like that of other countries around the world, has been  seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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