Price changes for Bagan, My Son next year

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The My Son Sanctuary. Source: Viet Nam News 201512118

Two somewhat related stories on the changes to admission fees to Bagan in Myanmar and the My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam.

The My Son Sanctuary. Source: Viet Nam News 201512118

The My Son Sanctuary. Source: Viet Nam News 201512118

Bagan entry to be charged in kyat
Eleven Myanmar, 17 December 2015

My Son Sanctuary entrance fee to increase next year
Viet Nam News, 18 December 2015

The entry fee into Bagan heritage site will be collected in kyat from January 1, according to the Ministry of Culture.

The fee will be Ks25,000, equivalent to the current US$20.

The management board of the My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam earlier this week announced to increase entrance fees by 40-50 per cent next year. The announcement has been sent to tour operators.

Full stories here and here.

Cambodia considering Angkor ticket price hike

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The APSARA Authority is considering revising the admission prices to the Angkor Archaeological Park upwards. Current fees are $20-$60 for a one-day to a seven-day pass – what do you think if prices were raised?

Angkor Wat

Apsara mulls hike for Angkor Wat tickets
Phnom Penh Post, 22 April 2015

The Apsara Authority, the government entity that manages the ancient temple complex at Angkor, is studying the possibility of increasing ticket prices, stating that current prices are “low” when compared with similar destinations in other countries.

Long Kosal, deputy director of the Apsara Authority’s Communications Department, said yesterday that internal discussions among government officials and relevant stakeholders are under way to raise ticket prices, keeping in mind its impact on tourist traffic.

“Current prices are low compared to what the complex provides to tourists. At the complex, tourists can see more than just the Angkor Wat temple, but also Bayon Temple, Banteay Srey Temple. Compared to destinations in other countries, our price is relatively low,” Kosal said.

Full story here.