Angkor Wat’s Monthly Revenue Dropped By 99.5%
Revenue at Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park has seen an astounding decline in revenue from April ticket sales, as extreme travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the Kingdom’s most well-known attraction.
With the park earning only $29,368 for the whole month of April, representing an approximate 99.5 percent drop from almost $7 million per month when compared to the same period this past year, as only 654 foreign visitors bought passes to the world-famous heritage site.
From January to April this season, the park’s revenue has declined almost 60 percent generating approximately $18 million from a complete of 384,317 foreign visitors, according to data from the state-run Angkor Enterprise today.
Currently, for foreigners attempting to go to the site a single-day entrance pass costs $37, three-day pass are $62, and $72 for seven-day passes – while Cambodian’s can continue steadily to visit the site cost-free.
To encourage more people to the temple in February, the Ministry of Tourism announced those that buy single-day entrance passes can go to the world heritage site for two days and the ones who buy three-day entrance passes can visit up to five days.
With a seven-day entrance pass, foreign tourists are now able to visit up to 10 days.