Nepal Ready for Welcoming Tourists

All three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley were reopened to tourists on Monday and special program with traditional insights was organized to announce the reopening of heritage sites to tourists by government officials. UNESCO world heritage sites had been closed following the April 25 earthquake.

Before earthquake daily around seven to eight hundred tourists would visit around the Bhaktapur durbar square and inflow of tourists was the major source of income for local communities living here. It is anticipated that after increment of tourists incoming the area, the life of people will slowly get back into normal. Nepalese tourism minister Kripasur Sherpa announced ‘Nepal is open for tourism’ and appealed to visit Nepal. He also added that Nepal is safe to visit and said, ‘If you love Nepal then visit Nepal in your next vacation’.

Now tourists can visit UNESCO world heritage sites Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa along three durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. UNESCO had raised questions on safety measures. And it is informed that all necessary safety measures are taken and it is now safe to visit around world heritage sites in Kathmandu.