KATHMANDU: Situated in western most part of the nation, the Far-Western Development region of Nepal is rich in natural beauty and culture. This richness of the region can be experienced at the Far West Tourism Photo Exhibition that started at Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap on June 18.
The two-day exhibition displays photographs of eight out of nine districts of Far-Western Development Region.The exhibition has photographs of Mt Api and Mt Saipal that are clad in white snow. Another photograph showcases the beautiful Khaptad Lake with blue water, surrounded by green forest. Badimalika temple at the top of a hill covered in fog is another beautiful piece in the exhibition. There is another photo displaying a herd of deer standing attentively at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.
Besides photographs depicting the natural beauty of the Far Western Development Region, there are photos that display the lifestyle of people. A woman dressed in traditional attire of Kailai is shown at the charkah (spinning wheel) in one of the pictures. Likewise, another photo is of a woman smoking hookah.
But the size of these pictures that are put up for the exhibition is small making it inconvenient for the visitors to really enjoy them. Had the size been increased and hung on the walls, one could view them more easily. Most of the photos are taken by Kishor Khadka, while some are provided by Kailai Chamber of Commerce and other different organisations.
The exhibition has been organised by Advance Monitor newspaper and National Confederation of Democratic UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Association of Nepal.
The Far Western Development Region has immense possibilities for tourism development. But neither the locals nor the government has done much to spread awareness about this region among the public and other stakeholders. This exhibition aims to help the development of tourism of this region, shared Khadka, the organiser and editor-in chief of the Advance Monitor newspaper. The exhibition will continue from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on June 19.