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News Nepal » Lumbini: Chinese tourists are flooding into Nepal, and the floodgates haven’t even opened

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Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

According to Joshi, if the Chinese railway route is connected to Lumbini, Nepal can safely expect up to 2.5 million Chinese tourists a year. Last year, the total number of tourists from all countries was 1 million. “Nepal is quite unlike anything I have ...

News Nepal » Lumbini: 2018 Lumbini International Steering Committee Meeting at the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal

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Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Following the last cross-cutting Lumbini International Steering Committee meeting which took place in Lumbini in February 2017, this year’s meeting will be held from 21 to 23 February 2018 as a continuation of this successful process. Inscribed on the ...

News Nepal » Lumbini: Chinese fastest growing segment of Nepal's tourism industry

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Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

Economically, China has already begun establishing a major presence in Nepal, building airports in the popular holiday town of Pokhara, a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail and Lumbini, where Lord Buddha is said to have been born. Once these ...

News Nepal » Lumbini: Nepal Seeks One Million Visitors by 2020

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Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Because Nepal is home to four UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites; 12 national parks, six conservation areas, one wildlife reserve and one hunting reserve; as well Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and the Kumari, the world’s only living goddesses ...

News Nepal » Lumbini: China-friendly veteran politician appointed Nepal's new PM

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Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

The deals included securing access to Chinese sea ports for Nepalese exports, importing fuel from China to end India's total control over Nepal's fuel market, and agreeing to extend the Qinghai-Tibet railway to Lumbini via Rasuwa port, Kathmandu and Pokhara.

News Nepal » Lumbini: Thai Buddhist pilgrims visit Lord Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Lumbini was inscribed on UNESCO's List of World Heritage in 1997 as the place where Gautama Buddha was born. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE. Lumbini has a number of temples ...

News Nepal » Lumbini: 10 things you didn’t know about Nepal, from the Nepal Tourism Board

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Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

1. Nepal is sandwiched between two large countries: China and India. Though small in size, it’s big in heart, said Bikram Shah. 2. It is home to the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Lumbini, birthplace of The Buddha. 3. Nepal is also the home of Kumari ...

News Nepal » Lumbini: Digitising archives, sharing knowledge

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Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

As a Fulbright Specialist, what are your expectations from this visit to Nepal? We have been exploring private and institutional collections in Tansen, Lumbini, and in the Valley with the intention to expand Madan Puraskar’s networks and linkages.