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Angkor sees strong tourist growth in first quarter

Tourists visit Angkor Wat.
Tourists visit Angkor Wat. Hong Menea

Angkor sees strong tourist growth in first quarter

Revenue from ticket sales to foreign visitors at Angkor Archaeological Park reached $39.6 million in the first quarter of this year, up 28 percent from the same period last year, according to the state-owned Angkor Enterprise.

From January to March, the temple complex attracted 858,580 foreign tourists, a 12 percent increase over the same period last year, the company said on Sunday.

The park's ticket fee was nearly doubled in February last year to $37 for a one-day visit, $62 for a three-day pass, and $72 for a week-long pass. Despite the raise, the park received 2.45 million foreign tourists last year, earning a record-high $108 million in revenue from ticket sales.