Angkor Resort Records Some 4,700 Tourists in First Five Months

Angkor Archaeological Park at Siem Reap province welcomed 4,774 foreign tourists in the first five months of this year, generating US$197,208 income.

The figures were shared by the Angkor Enterprise in a press release issued recently, adding that it indicated a decline of about 98 percent compared to the same period last year.

Of the income, US$9,548 was donated to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation to support the humanitarian activities of Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals.

In May alone, the Angkor entrance tickets were sold to 246 foreign tourists, generating US$9,992, a year-on-year decline of 86 percent.

Angkor Enterprise has announced plans to adjust Angkor passes – effective from Mar. 11 to Dec. 31, 2021 – to address the current crunch of the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Under the new policy, foreign tourists buying a one-day entrance ticket can visit the Angkor Archaeological Park for two days, while the three-day pass will be increased to five days of visit and the seven-day pass to ten days of visit.

The one-month entrance ticket, moreover, will be valid for two months, the three-month will last for six months, and the six-month ticket for twelve months.

A single-day entrance pass costs US$37, a three-day pass US$62, and a seven-day pass US$72.

Cambodia's tourism sector, like that of other countries around the world, has been adversely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press