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Angkor Wat park earns USD 62.5 million from ticket sales
Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat archaeological park reached USD 62.5 million in 2016, a 4.21 per cent rise year-on-year, a statement said on Monday.
The ancient site welcomed almost 2.2 million foreign tourists last year, up 4.63 per cent from 2015, Xinhua news agency cited the Angkor Enterprise as saying.
The largest source of tourists was from China, South Korea and the US.
Located in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province, the Angkor park, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1992, is the kingdom's top tourist destination.
The Angkor Enterprise announced in August that ticket prices for foreigners would be increased from February 1, 2017.
The entrance fee for a one-day visit to the site will be raised to USD 37, from the current USD 20.
The price for a three-day visit will be increased to USD 62, from the current USD 40, and for a week-long visit, the ticket will cost USD 72, from the current USD 60.