PHNOM PENH, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen announced Monday to provide free admission to the famed Angkor Archeological Park for all Southeast Asian (SEA) Games athletes, coaches, and sports delegates.
Cambodia is hosting the 32nd SEA Games for the first time in 64 years from May 5 to May 17, with the 60,000-seat Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh being the centerpiece venue for official opening and closing ceremonies as well as tournaments.
The biennial multi-sport event has brought together a total of 10,890 athletes, coaches and delegates from 11 Southeast Asian countries.
"After their tournaments, if they want to visit Angkor Park, we will give them free tickets," Hun Sen said in a speech during a graduation ceremony of more than 3,000 university students in Phnom Penh.
Located in northwest Siem Reap province, the 401-square-km Angkor Archeological Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1992, is the most popular tourist destination in Cambodia. ■