Angkor had 2.3 million visitors last year

Visitors to Angkor cross the 2 million mark last year, with the main sources of tourist coming from East Asia.

Angkor Wat Aerial View

Cambodia’s Angkor site attracts 2.35 mln foreign tourists in 2014
Xinhua, via Shanghai Daily, 20 January 2015

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat Temple, a world heritage site, received 2.35 million international tourists in 2014, up 5 percent year-on-year, according to an official statement released Tuesday.

The statement, issued by the Apsara National Authority, which is in charge of protection and management of the site, said the 12th century temple earned a gross revenue of 59.3 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales last year, up 3 percent year-on-year.

“The top three countries visiting the site are South Korea, China and Japan,” Chhoeuy Chhorn, deputy director of Siem Reap provincial tourism department, told Xinhua.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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