Royal Manas National Park may be the favourite holiday destination for the Kings and tourists, but the place is of little interest to the Bhutanese people. Or so it seems.
Three months after it was opened to tourists, no Bhutanese has come on a holiday to the park.
Covering more than 1,000 square kilometres, the park is home to tigers, leopards, rhinos, elephants and more than 360 bird species. Besides, the park boasts boating facilities, a bat cave, hot springs, a royal museum and many unique festivals of the local communities.
The Department of Forest and Park Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests wants to make Manas an ecotourism destination with the help of WWF. Since February, the department has been building camp sites near five villages of Panbang, Shillingtoe, Gomphu, Pantang, and Norbugang.
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