PHNOM PENH, Aug. 5 (FN) — Cambodia will increase the ticket prices for foreign tourists visiting the famed Angkor archaeological park from February 1, 2017, according to an official statement on Friday.
The state-run Angkor Enterprise, which is in charge of ticket sales at the park, said in the statement that the entrance fee for a one-day visit to the ancient site will be raised to 37 U.S. dollars, up from the current 20 U.S. dollars.
The ticket price for a three-day visit will be increased to 62 U.S. dollars, up from the current 40 U.S. dollars, and for a week- long visit, the ticket will cost 72 U.S. dollars, up from the current 60 U.S. dollars.
According to the statement, the new ticket prices include a 2-U. S.-dollar contribution from a visitor to the Kantha Bopha Children Hospitals Foundation.
Located in northwestern Cambodias Siem Reap province, Angkor archaeological park, inscribed on the UNESCOs World Heritage List in 1992, is the kingdom's most popular tourist destination.
The site attracted some 1.09 million foreigners in the first six months of 2016, earning 31.2 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales.