Historical and Cultural Ties: The Affinity between Nepal and China

The epidemic has altered our travel habits and created a “new normal” in the tourism industry. The tourism sector is reviving as a result of the acceptance of these new regulations.

Friendship is a strong force that overcomes geographical boundaries, linguistic hurdles, and cultural disparities. We examine the continuing relationship between China and Nepal from the perspective of this. The tourism sector in Nepal is gradually regaining steam after braving the difficult times brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. As nations worldwide increasingly reopen their borders, Chinese visitors are once more focusing on Nepal’s entrancing scenery and rich cultural history.

Nepal, a country with stunning scenery and deep cultural history, has long drawn tourists looking for life-changing adventures. Recently, the managing director and executive director of Nepal Big Mountain Travel Company, Mr. Sudarshan Nepal and Mr. Sujit Regmi, as well as the honorable minister for culture, tourism, and civil aviation, Sudan Kirati, the ambassador of China to Nepal, Chen Song, and the head of the Nepal tourism board, Dhananjay Regmi, warmly welcomed a group of 180 eager Chinese visitors at Tribhuvan International Airport, ushering in an exciting journey through the country. The energetic sounds of Panche baja resounded throughout the space, bringing happiness and enthusiasm.

The majority of Nepal’s tourists come from China, and Kirati voiced his joy at their arrival. Also expressing gratitude, Minister Kirati said, “Guests are God. As God, we always welcome visitors from abroad. Tourism-related activities will begin to gradually resume in 2023, according to NTB CEO Regmi.
The friendly and welcoming people of Nepal welcomed the Chinese visitors as soon as they stepped off their planes. The Panche Baja’s traditional Nepali folk music gave the welcoming ceremony a touch of regional flavor and a festive ambiance. The Nepal Tourism Board coordinated this generous act to highlight Nepal’s rich cultural traditions and to make sure that visitors felt a strong connection to the nation as soon as they arrived.
After receiving a warm welcome at the airport, the distinguished Chinese visitors began exploring Nepal’s rich cultural history pleasantlyby traveling to famous locations like the stately Bhaktapur Durbar Square and the stupendous Boudhanath stupa. They had the opportunity to experience Nepal’s lively traditions and customs firsthand and to take in the stunning attraction of the country’s real Nepali architecture here.
After that, they were led to the opulent Hotel Radisson, where a lavish welcoming ceremony was in store for them. The hotel personnel went above and above to make the visitors feel pampered, as did every employee of Nepal Big Mountain Travel Company, as well as representatives from the Nepal Tourism Board and other organizations. The stunning cultural exhibits, which featured traditional dance performances and gorgeous handicrafts, enthralled the tourists with Nepal’s artistic genius.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience is provided by the Poon Hill hike, which is renowned for its spectacular sunrise vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. The Nepal Big Mountain Travel Company made every effort to assure the comfort and safety of the Chinese tourists because it understood the importance of this journey for them. While the Chinese-speaking guides fostered smooth conversation and shared their wide knowledge of the area with the group, the standby porters were prepared to help with carrying luggage and providing assistance during the journey.

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Chinese visitors are again visiting Nepal, giving the nation’s heavily dependent tourism industry a new cause for optimism. Chinese tourists have historically contributed significantly to Nepal’s tourism industry, and their return is anticipated to give the country’s small companies, lodging facilities, and tourism as a whole a much-needed boost. A lot of Nepalese citizens will benefit from the resurgence of tourism-related employment prospects as travel restrictions loosen. The long-lasting relationship between the two countries is supported by its historical links in both the present and the future.

The lavish welcoming ceremony at the Hotel Radisson and the painstaking planning by the Nepal Big Mountain Travel Company shows how committed the nation is to encouraging ethical and sustainable travel. Nepal seeks to deliver a genuine and unforgettable experience that respects and preserves its natural and cultural heritage by ensuring that visitors have access to qualified guides and support staff.
The warm memories of the warm welcome and the promise of an exceptional voyage ahead accompanied the 180 Chinese visitors as they set off on their Poon Hill trekking expedition. Together with the people of Nepal, Nepal Big Mountain Travel Company wishes them a safe and fulfilling journey as they discover the beauties of the Himalayas and create enduring bonds with the alluring spirit of this stunning nation.



Namira Chapagain

Namira Chapagain is a professional content writer passionate about creating fascinating narratives in adventure, travel, digital communication and many more. With vast experience in generating engaging blogs, she is persistent in providing informative, accessible and verified content that will resonate with travel enthusiasts and explorers all around the globe. Her insightful articles delve into the practicalities of trekking, gear recommendations, and route guides and capture the emotional and spiritual aspects of venturing into the great outdoors.

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Nepal, a country known for its natural beauty, rich culture and colorful festivals. It never fails to disappoint and amaze people coming from different backgrounds. One of such cities of Nepal is Bhaktapur which is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Here are top things to do in Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is considered as a cultural gem because of its fascinating history and religious sites. The city is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa that was founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla. It was one of the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until 15th century.

The “City of Culture” is located about 20 km east of the Kathmandu- filled with monuments mostly terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with detailed carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. Listed in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is renowned for their quality woodwork and wood craftsmen.

Getting a chance to experience traditional lifestyle of the ancient Bhaktapur is best done on foot. Four things that you should not miss when visiting this place are:

A tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square- a collection of pagoda and shikhar- style temples, grouped around a fifty- five window palace of brick and wood is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the valley which highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The major attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are: 55 window palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini- Pashupatinath Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple.

Take a pottery workshop at Dattatreya Square

enowned for its pottery work, the place has the facility of teaching pottery at Dattatreya Square which is Potter’s Square. It gives you an opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of people of Bhaktapur where you’ll see potters at work, sun drying their pots in the open air. So, if you’re interested in throwing clay, you’ll find workshop studios where you can learn how to make traditional pottery.

Witness Bisket Jatra

Bisket Jatra is one of the most popular Jatra celebrated every Nepali New year, where thousands of visitors involved in erecting lingo (pole), pulling chariots of deities, and worshipping them. The highlights of this festival are the tug of war between the eastern and western sides of town which then is moved down in a steep road leading to a river, Jibro Chhedne (Making Hole in Tongue) and Sindoor Jatra.

Must have dessert- “Juju Dhau”

The sweetened custard-like yogurt which is the specialty of Bhaktapur is a dessert you must try during your visit. Juju Dhau meaning “King of Curd” in the Newari language is delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt- a dish perfect to end your day tour of the city.


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