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Nepal opening new gateway for Thai Buddhists, trekkers


Thai travellers will soon find it easier to visit the Buddha’s birthplace, thanks to new tourism cooperation between Nepal and Thailand.

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Thai Ambassador Vosita Vorasaph recently hosted Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) chief Dhananjay Regmi at the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu for talks on promoting post-Covid-19 tourism between the two countries.

The growing number of Thai tourists in Nepal has prompted the NTB to offer tour packages for Thai trekkers, mountaineers and pilgrims.

Regmi expressed excitement about the new international airport opening soon in Lumbini, with plans to offer travellers more direct flights to Nepal.

Lumbini is the Buddha’s birthplace and one of several pilgrimage sites in Nepal.

Regmi also expressed gratitude to the Thai government for building Buddhist monasteries that had drawn more pilgrims to Nepal.

Nepal opening new gateway for Thai Buddhists, trekkers

The primary goal of Nepal’s plans for tourism collaboration is to develop marketing focused on Thai Buddhist pilgrims and mountain lovers.

Ambassador Vosita welcomed the push to strengthen Nepal’s long-lasting relationship with Thailand. He said he would liaise with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to help promote the campaign targeted at Thai travellers and Nepalis in Thailand.

Having experienced Nepal’s tourism riches himself, Vosita also suggested promoting lesser-known destinations and activities in Nepal like Chitwan, Chandragiri, Gokyo Lake, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and helicopter rides to Namche.

Published : April 21, 2021

By : THE NATION