Lo Manthang villagers protest World Heritage Site plan

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KATHMANDU, Nepal-Local people at Lo Manthang, an ancient mountain kingdom situated at the Upper Mustang have worried over the existence of their motherland once the area is enlisted as a World Culture Heritage site.

The famous Tibetan Budhhist kingdom is famous for its exceptional and vivacious cultural heritage dating back to 15th century.

Locals are complaining that antiques of  Upper Mustang are being sold online and sub-standard materials are being used for the refurbishment of the site for listing it on World Culture Heritage site by the international community and government authorities.

Local people believe that once the site is enlisted in a world heritage site, the authorities concerned would check their access to the historical place and hold back other permitted development works.

In 2008, the government of Nepal  had incorporated Lo Manthang , located at an altitude of around 3,900 meters above sea level, in the tentative list for World Culture Heritage identification by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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