Impact Of Tourism In Bhaktapur

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In this section, the impact of the earthquake on heritage tourism in Bhaktapur will be examined, especially focusing on economic and socio-cultural aspects. Bringing both negative and positive impacts on them, still, tourism has an essential role in Bhaktapur, where one of the important medieval cities among Kathmandu Valley, filled with both tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

The roles of tourism in Bhaktapur
The most significant impact brought by the tourism industry in Bhaktapur is a contribution to its economy. Indeed, the economy in Bhaktapur heavily depends on the tourism industry as a major source of revenue, after agriculture. Most of the revenue from tourism sector is an entrance fee for the museum and entrance fee of USD 5 to enter the core city area, especially for foreigners. The museum ticket covers three main museums in Bhaktapur, National Art Museum located in the palace complex of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Woodcarving Museum and the Brass & Bronze Museum. Moreover, there are several contributions by the tourism industry to the society in Bhaktapur. Since tourism industry in Bhaktapur has been growing, offering job opportunities to locals such as restaurants, hotels, guest houses, handicraft shops, and the farming industries as well, e.g. vegetable, fishes, livestock, and fruit farming, are also stimulated by tourism. Among them, especially accommodation sector, such as hotels and guesthouses, offers a huge number of job

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