Angkor earns US$60 mln from foreign visitors in 2015

Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting Cambodia's famed Angkor archaeological park reached 60 million U.S. dollars last year, up 1.2 percent year-on-year, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The ancient site welcomed 2.1 million foreigners last year, up 1.96 percent compared to a year earlier, said Chau Sun Kerya, spokeswoman for the state-run Apsara Authority, which manages the site.

In December alone, the heritage site received 222,581 visitors, generating a revenue of 6.5 million U.S. dollars.

"China, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam are the largest sources of tourists to the site," she told Xinhua over telephone.

Located in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province, Angkor archaeological park, inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1992, is the kingdom's most popular tourist destination.

The entrance fee to the site is 20 U.S. dollars per day for a foreigner, 40 U.S. dollars for a three-day visit and 60 U.S. dollars for a week-long visit.

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