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.