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Cambodia's big heart: Games athletes offered free admission to Angkor

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Prime Minister Hun Sen (centre) is featured on the screen at opening of SEA Games on May 5. Hong Menea

Cambodia's big heart: Games athletes offered free admission to Angkor

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced today that all foreign SEA Games athletes and coaches will be able to enjoy free admission to the Angkor Archaeological Park, where they can admire the Kingdom’s rich cultural treasures.

He extended the generous offer while presiding over a May 15 graduation ceremony for the students of three agricultural schools in Phnom Penh.

“After the games, if athletes want to visit Angkor Wat, they will not be required to purchase passes, but will be admitted for free. I want to make this clear,” he said.

“I have instructed Angkor Enterprises – which is overseen by the Apsara National Authority, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and Ministry of Economy and Finance – not to charge athletes admission. Please note, I am extending this offer to athletes and the other members of their sporting delegations. Fans will still have to contribute,” he explained.

“Cambodia may be a small country, but it has a big heart,” he added.

The Kingdom is hosting the 32nd SEA Games from May 5-17, which will be followed by the ASEAN Para Games in June.


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