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Lumbini safe for tourists

Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) has invited tourists to visit Lumbini saying that monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage site have not suffered any damage due to the earthquake of April 25.

Issuing a press statement, LDT -- the agency that oversees development and promotion of Lumbini -- said Lumbini is safe to visit. "Domestic and foreign tourists can visit Lumbini without any fear," LDT said in a statement.

Ajit Man Tamang, member secretary of LDT, said in the statement said that all temples and historical monuments in Lumbini are safe. "Sites connected to Lord Buddha's life like his home town , Sacred Garden Kapilvastu, historical Kapilvastu Durbar Area in Tilaurakot, Buddha's maternal uncle's house in Devdaha, birthplace of Krukachanda Buddha in Gotihawa, and birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha in Niglihawa have not suffered any damage," the statement added.


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