Number of visitors to Patan Museum drops
LALITPUR, July 17
Number of people visiting the Patan Museum declined by 965 in the fiscal year 2014/15 as compared to fiscal year 2013/14.
The sharp decline in the visit was attributed to the massive earthquake which jolted Nepal on April 25, said Museum Information Officer, Sureshman Lakhe. The number of people visiting the museum in fiscal year 2013/14 was recorded at 63,682 people, while 62,664 Nepali and foreign tourists visited the museum in the last fiscal year.
According to Lakhe, despite considerable decline in the number of visitors, the proceeds collected from the visits in the fiscal year 2014/15 was counted at Rs 400,000 more due to an increase in the number of foreign tourists.
In the fiscal year 2013/14 the amount collected from entrance fees was Rs 9.1 million while the amount was Rs 9.5 million in the last fiscal.
As entrance fee to the museum, Nepalis are charged Rs 30, students Rs 20, Rs 250 for citizens from the SAARC member states and Rs 400 for other tourists.