Cambodian temple earns over Rs 280 cr from ticket sales

Angkor Wat temple, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992, is Cambodia’s most popular tourist destination

Phnom Penh: Revenue from ticket sales at Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple has reached $43.3 million in the first nine months of 2015, up 0.24% year-on-year.

Three largest sources of foreign tourists to the Angkor Wat temple  are from China, South Korea and Japan. Pic/AFP
Three largest sources of foreign tourists to the Angkor Wat temple are from China, South Korea and Japan. Pic/AFP

From January to September this year, the ancient site received 1.52 million tourists, an increase of 1.8% over the same period last year, said the statement released by the state-run Apsara Authority, which manages the ancient Hindu-temple site.

Three largest sources of foreign tourists to the temple were from China, South Korea and Japan. Angkor Wat temple, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992, is Cambodia’s most popular tourist destination.

Entrance fee to the site is $20 each day for a foreigner, $40 for a three-day visit and $60 for a week-long visit.

$20
The entrance fee (approx R1,300) for a one-day visit to the temple

1.52million
The number of tourists that have visited the shrine since January this year

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