Angkor could raise ticket prices

Angkor could raise ticket prices

Current prices too low, according to Apsara Authority

Current prices too low, according to Apsara Authority

Approximately two million people visited Angkor Wat in 2014 (photo by Elzbieta Sekowska)
Approximately two million people visited Angkor Wat in 2014 (photo by Elzbieta Sekowska)

The body that controls Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex is considering increasing ticket prices.

The Phnom Penh Post reports that the Apsara Authority wants to raise entry fees because it believes the current prices are too low.

“Current prices are low compared to what the complex provides to tourists,” Long Kosal, deputy director of the authority’s communications department was quoted saying.

“At the complex, tourists can see more than just the Angkor Wat temple, but also Bayon Temple, Banteay Srey Temple. Compared to destinations in other countries, our price is relatively low.”

Currently, international visitors pay US$20 for a one-day pass, US$40 for three days and US$60 for a week-long pass. Approximately 90% of visitors are reported to buy one-day tickets.

More than two million tickets were sold last year, generating almost US$60 million in revenues.

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