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Angkor Wat continues to lure foreign tourists

Tourists walk the grounds at Angkor Wat last year.
Tourists walk the grounds at Angkor Wat last year. Heng Chivoan

Angkor Wat continues to lure foreign tourists

Revenue from ticket sales at the Angkor Archaeological Park complex in Siem Reap province, the site of Angkor Wat, increased slightly during the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2015, new figures from the state-run Angkor Institution show.

Ticket revenue during the first six months of the year exceeded $31.27 million, a 1.7 per cent year-on-year increase, with the number of foreign visitors coming just short of 1.1 million, up 0.7 per cent year-on-year.

The government took over control of ticket sales from privately owned Sokimex last November and established the Angkor Institution to manage ticket sales.

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