International guests observes cultural heritages
The international guests who are in Kathmandu to observe Indra Jatra festival were given a tour of Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square where they observed the cultural heritages. A total of 41 officials from 11 cities of countries like India, China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Japan and the USA as well are here at the invitation of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to observe Indra Jatra. Accompanying them in the sight-seeing Mayor of KMC, Bidya Sundar Shakya; Deputy Mayor, Hari Prabha Khadgi and the officials from the KMC were also there. The team has already visited tourist attractions such as Basantapur Durbar Square, Chandragiri and Swayambhunath temple.
The visiting team toured around the Krishna’s Mandir, Patan Museum and palace with 55-windows in Bhaktapur. KMC Mayor Shakya briefed the international guests about the various cultural processions and cultural heritages of these places. He shared that the international guests who are from different geography and cultural background had taken a keen interest in cultural heritages of our country. Kinley Dorje, Mayor of Thimphu, Bhutan, expressed his confidence that Nepal would be more attractive tourism destination since it has a stable government and sustainable development is also gaining an impetus.