On 25th April 2015 a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.9 strike the Gorkha district between Kathmandu and Pokhara in the Central Region. The earthquake was followed by a number of aftershocks that were felt as far away to the neighbouring country India, Bangladesh, and Tibet. The earthquake generated an avalanche on Mount Everest, famous trekking regions of Manaslu and Langtang were heavily affected and also laid waste to some of the centuries-old palaces and temples listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
However, while the earthquake has shaken the land of Nepal it has been incapable to wobble the courage, potency, and will of its people. The Kathmandu Valley is alive and motivated to get back on its feet. Relief is gradually reaching the earthquake-affected villages, with local government and various NGO’s and INGO’s joining forces in an attempt to bring life back to normal.
Three popular Cultural heritage sites to re-open from June 15
Three most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites which had been closed by the government since the devastating Nepal Earthquake of April 25 are all set to reopen to bring back the flow of tourist in the country.
Director of Archaeology (DoA) Mr. Bhesh Narayan Dhala , said they would be opening the gates of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple and the Patan Durbar Square for the public from June 15 and the several damaged area will be fenced off to protect the visitors. Other heritage site inside Kathmandu like Bouddhanath, Budhanilkhantha and Pasupathinath are all safe for tourist.
Press Release of Government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation
According to the press release of May 13 2015 by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, expresses deep sorrow for the untimely demise of Nepalese and tourist and express condolences to their family member and wishes of speedy recovery for the injured.
The Government of Nepal even assure Nepal is safe and secure to visit and encourage tourist to visit Nepal and help Nepalese people who are in trouble in this devastation. According to Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation Pokhara, Lumbini, Palpa, Chitwan, Bardiya and Shkulaphanta wildlife safari and attractive lake are safe and intact. Among the various famous trekking routes of Nepal Everest Trekking route which is popular as “Khumbu Trekking” and the Annapurna Trekking Circuit is safe having least or no impact of the earthquake.
Nepal has many untouched and unexplored places which have significant tourist values. Beside Kathmandu and other popular tourist destination in Nepal, the upcoming tourist may be interested to visit other unknown and mystical destination. So it is the high time to explore Nepal and visit the unseen and untouched parts of Nepal.
So, come and visit the outstanding and full of life country of Nepal, and support them as they attempt to stand on their feet once again. Be the first among many to show the world that Nepal is once again a safe place to visit and explore. So start planning your trip to Nepal and be a part of the natural and culture adventures.
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