Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province welcomed 4,194 foreign tourists in the first two months of this year, earning US$172,823.
The figure was shared by the Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management, in a press release issued yesterday.
The number for foreign visitors shows a decline of about 98 percent compared to the same period last year, it pointed out.
Of the income, it added, US$8,388 was donated to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation to support the humanitarian activities of Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals.
In February alone, the Angkor entrance tickets were sold to 2,981 foreign tourists, generating US$122,357 as income, a year-on-year decline of 97.49 percent and 97.84 percent, respectively.
Cambodia’s tourism sector, like that of other countries around the world, has been adversely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press