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Media news 2019-01-07

Angkor ticket sales earn $116 million in 2018

The Angkor Archeological Park, which include the famed Unesco-listed Angkor temples, generated $116.6 million in income from entry tickets in 2018, an 8 percent increase compared with the year before, according to a statement.

From January to December, the number of foreign visitors to the park rose 5.4 percent to 2.5 million, according to the statement released today by the state-run Angkor Enterprise Institute, which manages the ticket sales.

It said that in December alone, ticket sales to Angkor Wat generated $12.1 million, a 1.6 percent increase, noting that 267,647 foreign tourists bought Angkor passes.

The Angkor Institute last year announced the new prices, with one-day tickets rising from $20 to $37, three-day tickets from $40 to $62 and one-week tickets from $60 to $72.