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Sri Lankan Buddhist monks visit world heritage site Julian in Taxila
April 22, 2021

A delegation of Sri Lankan Buddhist monks visited world heritage site Julian in Taxila today (Thursday) and was given a detailed briefing about the site.

Later talking to Radio Pakistan's Correspondent Haider Baloch, Director Archaeology and Museums Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Abdul Samad said the visit of Sri Lankan Buddhist monks will  be helpful in promoting religious tourism in the country.

He said Julian site was given status of world heritage in 1980 and one of the earliest universities in world was established here and it was also city of knowledge globally.

He said Pakistan has huge potential in different types of tourism and religious tourism in particular. He said dozens of religious sites are open for visitors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

He said the federal and provincial governments are jointly promoting unexplored sites of the province at large scale to highlight the soft image of Pakistan internationally and to generate revenue.