The Angkor Archaeological Park received in total 236,341 foreign visitors in the first three months of this year, earning more than US$11 million from ticket sales, the state-owned Angkor Enterprise said in a news release on Saturday.
The figures show an increase by 1,091 and 1,265 percent, respectively compared to the same period last year, the source added.
Part of the revenue from the ticket sales was donated to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation to support the humanitarian activities of Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals.
In March alone, the Angkor entrance tickets were sold to 79,390 foreign tourists, generating US$3,748,700 as income, a year-on-year increase of 870 and 1,010 percent, respectively, the news release pointed out.
Located in northwest Siem Reap province, the 401-square-kilometre Angkor Archaeological Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1992, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in this Southeast Asian nation.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has approved the 2021-2025 roadmap to restore Cambodia’s tourism during and after COVID-19 crisis and the Siem Reap tourism development master plan 2021-2035.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)