Bangkok, June 18, 2017: With the slogan of ‘Nepal is Beautiful: Visit, and Enjoy in Nepal’, the Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok, which is concurrently accredited to the Kingdom of Cambodia, organized a tourism promotion event on 17 June in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in association with Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in Cambodia.
Participants from different Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies, including Pak Sokhom, Secretary of State (Deputy Minister) of Tourism Ministry of Cambodia, Dean of Buddhism University of Cambodia, and representatives from different outbound travel and tour agencies, media, and the Nepali community in Cambodia participated in the programme.
President of NRNA Uma Devi Gurung welcomed the participants and urged them to encourage much more Cambodian people to visit Nepal,in particular Lumbini, the Birth Place of Lord Buddha, at least once in their lifetime.
The Guest of Honor, Mr. Pak Sokhom delivered his remarks on possibilities of cooperation in tourism sectors between Nepal and Cambodia and urged the participating travel and tour agents to develop joint tourism packages. He also urged all participants not to miss visiting the holy site of Lumbini in their lifetime. He also highly appreciated the natural beauty, especially the majestic view of the Himalaya, in Nepal.
Similarly, First Secretary Mr. Ramesh Kumar Charmakar made a detailed presentation on diversified tourism opportunities in Nepal, especially attractive tourism destinations and tourism activities including pilgrimage of Buddhist sites, trekking, etc. Charmakar further highlighted Nepal’s tourism opportunities in three main areas of Adventure, Nature, and Culture. A video on Lumbini was also played on the occasion.
Tourism promotion materials including framed photograph of Mayadevi temple, brochures on Lumbini, information about popular trekking routes in Nepal, etc. were distributed among the participants.
The Tourism Promotion Program is believed to have contributed to spreading publicity of Nepal and its tourism opportunities in Cambodia.