Cambodia: Revenue of tickets to Angkor Wat sees 75 pct drop hinh anh 1Angkor Wat (Source: AFP/VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) - Cambodia earned 18.45 million USD in revenue from the sale of tickets at Angkor Archaeological Park in the first nine months of 2020, a 75 percent decrease year-on-year due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Angkor Enterprise.

The number of tickets sold at the park saw a 76.17 percent drop in the period, with just over 396,241 foreign tourists buying passes, Angkor Enterprises said.

In September alone, the sale of tickets at Angkor Wat was only 124,296 USD with 2,958 foreign tourists, a fall of about 97.45 percent compared to the same period last year.

Besides the sale of tickets to Angkor Archaeological Park, Angkor Enterprise also gained 89,140 USD of ticket sales from foreign tourists who visit Koh Ker Temple, which is a 10th century temple complex in the north Cambodian jungle.

To attract more visitors to Siem Reap province, the draft of the Siem Reap tourism development master plan for 2020-2035 will be finalised this month and submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval.

The master plan is expected to be the key mechanism to reply to the current and future economic situation, notably the impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic./.