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Quake-hit Nepal reopens damaged heritage sites for tourists

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Arab Today, arab today Quake-hit Nepal reopens damaged heritage sites for tourists

Damaged heritage sites for tourists
Kathmandu - MENA

Nepal on Monday reopened most of the cultural heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of devastating earthquakes, hoping to lure back foreign tourists, The Washington Post reported.

The April 25 and May 12 quakes killed more than 8,700 people and damaged hundreds of thousands of buildings in Nepal, including old temples, palaces and other historical structures that are popular with tourists.

Six of the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites closed after the quakes were reopened Monday, Tourism Minister Kripasur Sherpa said.

“We are urging people to come to Nepal for holiday to help Nepal rebuild,” Sherpa said in Bhaktapur, a city filled with ancient temples that is among the reopened heritage sites.

The sites were closed due to the damage from the quakes, but also over concerns about the safety of tourists. Before the quakes, about 1,000 foreigners a day visited Bhaktapur, located just east of Kathmandu, but none were seen there on Monday.

Tourists fled Nepal after the first quake, but it also is currently rainy season, a time when relatively few foreign visitors are usually around.

Nepal is hosting an international donors’ meeting next week in Kathmandu, the capital, to seek money to help rebuild the Himalayan country following the quakes.

About 800,000 foreign tourists visit Nepal every year and the government is worried that a fear of earthquakes will stop many from visiting.

UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural heritage organization, had raised concerns last week about the reopening of the heritage sites, urging tourists to be extra cautious and reconsider visiting them.

The agency also asked the government to restrict tourists’ access to locations where structures had collapsed and that were still considered unsafe.

 

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