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Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park Sees Surge in Tourist Numbers

Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has experienced a remarkable increase in tourist arrivals during the first eight months of 2023. According to Angkor Enterprise, nearly half a million international visitors explored the ancient site, marking a 350.8 percent rise compared to the same period in the previous year.

This influx generated $23.09 million in ticket revenue for the park, a substantial increase of 420 percent from $4.44 million last year. In August alone, 59,148 foreign tourists visited, contributing $2.77 million in ticket sales. The surge in tourism is attributed to the absence of travel restrictions in the post-COVID pandemic era, with officials hopeful that this trend will continue as more airlines resume flights to Cambodia. Angkor Archeological Park, located in northwest Siem Reap province, is the country’s most popular tourist destination.