PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald)— The Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) has set a time schedule for the visit of tourists in the Angkor Archeological Park, reported the state news agency-AKP.
The new time schedule, taking effect from Jan. 1, 2016, is aimed to facilitate the visit as well as to ensure order and safety of the temples and tourists, stressed the APSARA Authority in an announcement issued in late October.
The Angkor Wat and Srah Srang Temples are opened from 5:00 to 17:30, Phnom Bakheng and Pre Rup Temples from 5:00 to 19:00 while other temples from 07:30 to 17:30, pointed out the announcement.
According to the APSARA Authority’s press release dated Nov. 3, during the first ten months of this year, the number of foreign visitors to the Angkor Archeological Park was some 1,677,352, up 2.05 percent compared with the same period of 2014, while the income from the Angkor ticket sales was some US$47.6 million, up 0.62 percent.
In October alone, 153,308 foreign tourists visited the Angkor temples, up 4.09 percent, generating a revenue of over US$4.3 million from the Angkor ticket sales, up 4.52 percent compared with the same period last year, it said.
The Angkor Archeological Park is one of the main tourism attractions in Cambodia beside the coastal areas in the southwestern part and the eco-tourism sites in the northeastern part of the country.