PHNOM PENH, Sept. 1 (FN) — Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting Cambodia's famed Angkor archaeological park reached 40.7 million U.S. dollars in the first eight months of 2016, up 2.3 percent compared with the same period last year, said a statement on Thursday.
The ancient site welcomed some 1.43 million foreigners during the January-August period this year, up 2 percent compared with the same period last year, said the statement from the state-run Angkor Enterprise, which is in charge of ticket sales at the park.
The biggest sources of tourists to the site are Chinese, South Koreans, and Japanese.
Located in northwestern Cambodia's Siem Reap Province, Angkor archaeological park, inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1992, is the country's top tourist destination.
Last month, the Angkor Enterprise announced that ticket prices for foreigners visiting the park would be increased from Feb. 1, 2017.
It said the entrance fee for a one-day visit to the site will be raised to 37 U.S. dollars, from the current 20 U.S. dollars.
The ticket price for a three-day visit will be increased to 62 U.S. dollars, from the current 40 U.S. dollars, and for a week-long visit pass, the ticket will cost 72 U.S. dollars, from the current 60 U.S. dollars.