More than 1.4 million foreign tourists visited the famous Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Siem Reap province in the first seven months of this year, generating more than US$60 million as income from entrance ticket sales.
These figures represent an increase of 12.34 percent and 68.33 percent, respectively compared to the same period in 2016, according to a press release of the Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management.
In July alone, it added, more than 180,000 foreign visitors bought tickets to visit Angkor temples and US$365,264 of the total amount of US$8,223,684 earned from the entrance ticket sales was donated to the Kantha Bopha Foundation to support the operation of Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals.
The Chinese ranked first among foreign visitors to the Archaeological Park of Angkor last month, followed by the South Koreans, the Americans, the British, the Vietnamese, the Australians, the French, the Japanese, the Thais, the Spanish, and other tourists from 108 countries around the world, pointed out the same source.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press