Only 87 tourists visited Sakteng and Merek last year

Tourist arrival drops in Sakteng and Merak

The number of tourists visiting Sakteng and Merak in Trashigang has decreased after the widening works on the East- West highway began, say residents of Sakteng.

According to records maintained by Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS), from 2008 to date, about 668 tourists visited the two remote gewogs of Trashigang. Only 87 tourists visited last year.

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