Changes sought for Angkor's pass system

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Tourist operators are lobbying the Apsara Authority, which oversees the management of the Angkor Archaeological Park about making changes to the multi-day pass. A single-day pass costs USD20 while the USD40 pass allows for unlimited entry into the park over a period of three consecutive days; tourists argue that tourists usually suffer from temple fatigue by the second day and miss a last day of touring the temples. By making the multiday pass more flexible, tour operators argue, temple visitorship would rise and tourists can be convinced to stay longer. The argument makes sense from an economic point of view, but what would the effect 0f longer tourist stays and increased temple visitorships do to the already-strained environment?

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