Tourists visit to the World Heritage Sites that were damaged in the massive earthquake will be allowed from June 15, informed Bhesh Narayan Dahal, Director General of the Department of Archaeology on Monday (June 1, 2015).
As reported by RSS, Dahal has announced that a long term planning would be introduced to reconstruct the ruined structures constituting the World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley.
Nepal Tourism Board Administrative Chief Ramesh Kumar Adhikari assures the Board would lend a supportive hand to the Archaeological Department to rebuild the structures.
Tourism Journalists’ Forum (TJF) on Monday also organized onsite visits to the World Heritage Sites for journalists and representatives of organizations affiliated to the tourism sector.
The entourage led by TJF inspected Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple premises, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changu Narayan temple, all of which are components of the World Heritage Property.
On the occasion, TJF Nepal Chairman Devi Pant cleared that during the inspection it was found the World Heritage Sites were not completely ruined as projected by some of the media that are sending negative messages to the tourists.
Industry Minister Mahesh Basnet, during the inspection of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, promised the government would adopt a long term plan for reconstructing the destroyed monuments.