Visitors to one of Asia’s most popular tourist attractions, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and surrounding temples, were down by more than half in February compared to last year amid the global coronavirus outbreak, according to official figures.
About 119 000 people visited the home of the Unesco World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat last month, down about 56 percent from the same month in 2019, state-run ticketing agency Angkor Enterprises said.
Angkor Wat is a Hindu, Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world
The Covid-19 outbreak was first detected in China, where the most infections and deaths have been reported.
While China has supplied the largest number of visitors to Cambodia’s temple complex in recent years, Chinese visitors in February plummeted by 94 percent, from nearly 119 000 people in February 2019