Nepal to re-open Historical Sites to Visitors in August
Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that Nepal will be re-opening its historical structures and monuments to tourism and general public starting on August 17th.
“The heritage sites are affected by the quake and aftershocks but they are not completely ravaged as reported by a section of the media,” said Department of Archaeology director general Bhesh Narayan Dahal. The government stated that only 15% of Nepal’s World Heritage Sites were damaged during the earthquake and aftershocks of April 24th that have claimed more than 9,000 lives.
The most important tourist sites to open again include the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Changunarayan areas.