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Angkor ticket revenue tanks 99% in Jan-Jun

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Tourists visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap province. Post Staff

Angkor ticket revenue tanks 99% in Jan-Jun

Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Siem Reap province's Angkor Archaeological Park clocked in at a paltry $219,218 in the first half of 2021, cratering by 98.79 per cent year-on-year, as tourism remains in a Covid-19 coma.

And last month alone, ticket sales brought in just $22,010, down by 69.9 per cent from last June, reported Angkor Enterprise, the institution in charge of the temple complex's income management.

International visitors bought 5,329 tickets in the first half – 555 last month alone, the state-owned enterprise said.

The entrance fee to the park is $37 for a one-day visit, $62 for a three-day ticket and $72 dollars for a week-long pass, according to Angkor Enterprise's price list.

Last year, international visitors bought 400,889 tickets to the park worth $18,654,828, booking year-on-year declines of 81.82 per cent and 81.17 per cent in volume and value, Angkor Enterprise figures show.

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