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Mini Great Wall in Bandipur (Photo Feature)



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Mini Great Wall of Bandipur

By Amar Raj Naharki, Tanahun, Mar. 12: Replicating the Great Wall of China, a mini Great Wall is being constructed in Bandipur of Tanahu district for which the Government of Nepal has allocated a budget of Rs. 45.5 million.

Chairman of Bandipur Rural Municipality Purna Singh Thapa informed that the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation had approved the budget of Rs. 45.5 million for the project.

Chairman of Tanahun Tourism Development Committee Hari Singh Gurung also expressed his delight at the construction and said that it showed that the government was interested in developing tourism in Bandipur.

The wall, which has been officially named Mani Mukunda Sen Wall and unofficially the Mini Great Wall, will be 1,100 metres long. 

The wall that starts from Thani Mai Temple stretches up to Mukundeshwori Hill, which was once ruled by King Mukunda Sen and which is also known as the queen of the hills because of its picturesque scenery. The wall is expected to attract a large number of tourists.

A three-foot wide trail will also be constructed alongside the wall. It has been said that people would be allowed to go round the trail on horseback if they paid a certain amount for the ticket.