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Nepal Tourism Recovering

Nepal Tourism RecoveringNepal Tourism Recovering

Tourists are returning to Nepal, two years after a devastating earthquake killed thousands. The earthquake in Nepal that killed 9,000 people two years ago didn’t just devastate communities, but the country’s tourism industry as well, TRT World reported. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks, including one face of Mount Everest that straddles the border with China. Some 800,000 tourists visited Nepal in 2014 and tourism contributes about 4% of its gross domestic product. At least 743 monuments were damaged by the quakes in 2015, including centuries-old temples, monasteries and palaces listed as world heritage sites by UNESCO. However, the country is beginning to rebound and tourists have begun to trickle back.


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