Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pokhara museum fetes first tourist couple

POKHARA: The first tourist couple visiting the International Mountaineering Museum in Pokhara on the occasion of the World Tourism Day today, has been feted.

Museum chief Bal Prasad Rai welcomed the first tourist couple (Wai Yung Jhang and Jung Ling Jing from China) offering shawls to them.

They were the first tourists reaching the museum today.

Entry fee to the museum for both domestic and foreign tourists is free today, it is learnt.

The museum provides all necessary information about the Himalayan region and the lifestyle there.

Entry fee for students visiting the museum is Rs. 35 per head, whereas tourists from SAARC are charged Rs. 100 per head and Rs. 300 per head for those from western countries.

A total of 153,390 tourists had visited the museum in the last fiscal year, said the Museum Management Committee. Rs. 11.32 million was collected through the sale of entry tickets, it is learnt.

The museum has been operational since 2061 BS and so far over 600,000 tourists have visited it.

Besides, the first tourists visiting other tourism sites in Pokhara today were also honoured. 

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