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WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 34002 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2015-06-15 09:08:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-15 09:08:49 [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_132430" align="aligncenter" width="600"]A general view of the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in March's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Pic: AP. A general view of the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in March's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Pic: AP.[/caption] Nepal has reopened most of the heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of strong earthquakes that devastated parts of the country recently, hoping to bring back foreign tourists. Tourism Minister Kripasur Sherpa said six of the seven heritage sites closed after the quakes were reopened Monday. Nepal is keen to get its tourism industry back on track as it tries to rebuild after the devastating quakes. [caption id="attachment_132399" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal after Saturday's earthquake. Pic: AP. Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal after Saturday's earthquake. Pic: AP.[/caption] UNESCO had expressed some safety concerns over the reopening of some of the sites, but Nepalese officials have insisted that the necessary measures are in place. About 800,000 foreign tourists visit Nepal every year and the government is worried that the fear of earthquakes will stop many from visiting the Himalayan country. Tourism is a major source of revenue for the mainly agricultural nation, which is one of the poorest in the world. The earthquakes on April 25 and May 12 killed more than 8,700 people. [caption id="attachment_132434" align="aligncenter" width="600"]A Nepalese woman walks past a collapsed temple in Bhaktapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Pic: AP. A Nepalese woman walks past a collapsed temple in Bhaktapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Pic: AP.[/caption] Hundreds of thousands of buildings were damaged, including old temples, palaces and other historical structures that are popular with tourists. (READ MORE: Magnificent 7: Kathmandu’s world heritage sites) Additional reporting from Associated Press [post_title] => Quake-hit Nepal reopens heritage sites [post_excerpt] => Nepal has reopened most of the heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of strong earthquakes that devastated parts of the country recently, hoping to bring back foreign tourists. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => quake-hit-nepal-reopens-heritage-sites [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-14 05:09:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-14 05:09:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.travelwireasia.com/?p=34002 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Quake-hit Nepal reopens heritage sites

Quake-hit Nepal reopens heritage sites
June 15, 2015 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

Nepal has reopened most of the heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of strong earthquakes that devastated parts of the country recently, hoping to bring back foreign tourists.

On safari: Animal trips with a difference around Asia

On safari: Animal trips with a difference around Asia
August 6, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FOR a chance to travel to less touristy areas in Asia and encounter wildlife, nature and local life, an animal safari is an excellent option. Elephant, camel and horse safari operators exist in places as varied as the Inner Mongolian steppe, Thailand’s northern mountains and India’s desert sands and their itineraries provide the chance to…>

Finding meaning: 5 pilgrimage paths across Asia

Finding meaning: 5 pilgrimage paths across Asia
July 28, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE art of pilgrimage is an age old tradition that is not lost in modern day Asia where it is still possible to follow routes with other pilgrims to holy places such as the source of the River Ganges in India, the holy mountain of Kailash in Tibet or Buddhist monasteries perched on clifftops in…>

Trekking to Langtang

Trekking to Langtang
April 9, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

AFTER Everest and Annapurna, Langtang is Nepal’s third most popular trekking area but a world away from the busy teahouses and crowds on those routes. And thanks to its location north of Kathmandu towards the Chinese border it’s also very different culturally with a heavy Tibetan and Buddhist influence in the region.

Top travel moments of 2013

Top travel moments of 2013
December 6, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FROM the anniversary of the Everest climb to airways that charge per weight, the release of films that put tourism on the map and lots of travel awards, 2013 has brought a range of tourism experiences to the Asia-Pacific region.  January Qantas Airways passengers between Cairns and Port Moresby watched a large python clinging to…>

Fantastic destinations to consider in 2014

Fantastic destinations to consider in 2014
November 28, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>

In pictures: 10 most beautiful landscapes in Asia

In pictures: 10 most beautiful landscapes in Asia
August 22, 2013 - 1 Comments - Jo Lane

THE Asia-Pacific region is filled with scenic landscapes, soaring mountains, meandering rivers and rich historical sites. To choose just 10 beautiful places is but the tip of the iceberg, however these enormous bays, snowy peaks, reflective lakes and verdant fields are all worthy of mention. Halong Bay, Vietnam Find accommodation in Halong to suit your…>

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The Chedi, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Chang Khlan, Thailand

The Chedi, Chiang Mai

Urban Luxury in Thailand’s North

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The Heritage House & Gardens

Chiang Mai, , Thailand

The Heritage House & Gardens

Provencal charm in Asia

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Balaram Palace

Chitrasani Village, Gujurat, India

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A neo-classical Gujurat palace

1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
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Eternity Springs Art Farm

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Eternity Springs Art Farm

A creative eco-retreat

1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Canungra, Queensland, Australia

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

World heritage rainforest retreat

2 Bedroom, sleeps 4
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