Angkor ticket sales earns $107 million

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Foreign visitors at the Bayon temple. KT Chor Sokunthea

The Angkor Archeological Park, which include the famed Unesco-listed Angkor temples, earned income from entry tickets of $107.9 million in 2017, a 72.5 percent increase compared with the year before.

From January to December, the number of foreign visitors to the park rose 11.8 percent to 2.4 million, according to a statement from the state-run Angkor Enterprise Institute, which manages the ticket sales.

Revenues from Angkor ticket sales rose slightly since the government withdrew the rights of private company Sokimex Group to manage the park.

In December alone, ticket sales to Angkor Wat generated $12.3 million, a 71.9 percent increase, said the statement, adding that some 267,000 foreign tourists bought Angkor passes.

From February, the new price for entrance to the park will increase to bring it in line with other tourism destinations in the region and some of the income will go to charity.

Full story in Tuesday’s paper.

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