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Number of tourists increase in Hanuman Dhoka Durbar area


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2022 Nov 02, 8:18, Kathmandu

The number of foreign tourists visiting the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Area, a place of historical, archeological, and religious value in the capital, is increasing lately.

The historical place enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site received 10,594 tourists outside the SAARC region from mid-September to mid-October this year while those from the SAARC region stand at 3,178 during the same period, according to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City's Hanuman Dhoka Conservation Program.

From mid-August to mid-September, 3,610 foreign tourists outside of the SAARC region arrived Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Area while 1,893 were from the SAARC region.

Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Area attracted 2,864 foreign tourists outside of the SAARC region from mid-July to mid-August while 1,399 tourists from the SAARC region visited the place features a nine-story palace, monuments, open-air museum, courtyards, and quadrangles, temples and open public spaces among others built during 15th to 20th century.

The influx of foreign tourists has been increasing satisfactorily post-COVID-19 pandemic, according to Program Chief, Roshan Shakya.

The program covers historical monuments in KMC's wards no 19, 20, 23, and 24. Foreign tourists outside of the SAARC region have to pay Rs 1,000 as an entry fee to this Area while Rs 150 is charged to tourists from the SAARC region.

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