Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archaeological Park earned 20.3 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales, in the first seven months of this year, up 502 percent from 3.37 million dollars in the same period last year, said a report today.
The Angkor attracted 439,365 international tourists during the Jan-Jul period this year, up 424 percent from 83,854 in the same period last year, said the state-owned Angkor Enterprise’s report.
The top five source markets to the ancient site were the United States, Britain, France, South Korea and China, the report added.
Cambodian Ministry of Tourism’s Secretary of State and Spokesman, Top Sopheak said, China’s reopening earlier this year has given a boost to the growth of tourists to the Angkor.
“We hope more international tourists will come to Cambodia, especially to the Angkor, in coming years, as many airlines have resumed their flights to the country,” he said.
Located in north-west Siem Reap province, the Angkor Archaeological Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1992, is the most popular tourist destination in the kingdom.
Covering an area of 401 square km, the Angkor contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the ninth to the 15th centuries, and it consists of scores of key temples, such as the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Chau Say Tevoda and Ta Keo, among others
Source: Nam News Network