Angkor Archeological Park Earns Over US$6.6 Million from Ticket Sales in May

Cambodia earned over US$6,661,000 as state income from the Angkor entrance ticket sales to foreign tourists in May, up 91.75 percent compared with the same period of 2016, according to a press release of Angkor Enterprise issued yesterday.

Of the total income, US$6,366,990 was paid to the national budget, while the rest, US$294,022, was donated to Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals.

During the first five months of 2017, a total of 1,092,377 foreign tourists visited the Angkor Archeological Park, a 12.30 percent year-on-year increase, generating more than US$45,913,000, up 64.13 percent compared with the same period last year.

In 2016, Cambodia welcomed over 5 million visitors, up 5 percent. The Kingdom is expected to attract about 5.4 million foreign tourists this year and seven million in 2020 � the effort that will bring about a total revenue of around US$5 billion and generate about one million direct jobs.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press