Cambodia’s Famed Angkor Welcomed 287,454 Int’l Tourists Last Year
Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archaeological Park, attracted 287,454 foreign tourists in 2022, earning 11.5 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales, the state-owned Angkor Enterprise said, in a news release today.
Ministry of Tourism’s Secretary of State and Spokesman, Top Sopheak, said, the number of international tourists to the Angkor has gradually recovered, after the country has successfully controlled the COVID-19 pandemic and fully reopened its borders.
“Currently, the Angkor attracts between 1,800 and 2,000 foreign visitors per day, a significant rise from only 70 a day during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021,” he said.
However, the current number was still low, if compared to the pre-pandemic era, which recorded up to 9,000 international visitors a day, Sopheak said.
“We believe that, more foreign tourists will come to Cambodia, especially to the Angkor, in coming years, as many airlines have resumed their flights to the kingdom,” he said.
Located in north-west Siem Reap province, the 401-square-km 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 country.
During the pre-pandemic era, the Angkor received up to 2.2 million international visitors in 2019, generating 99 million dollars in revenue from ticket sales, according to the Angkor Enterprise.
Source: NAM News Network