Chotlung Park developing into tourist hub

December 05, 2018

Bhagiswar Limbu, My Republica, December 4, 2018

TEHRATHUM: Chotlung Park, a park which symbolizes unique Limbu cultures, language and religion, has been the central destination for tourism.

Located in Laligurans municipality, Chotlung Park covers an area of 50 ropanis where scores of tourists visit on a daily basis.

It has been constructed with a view to promoting cultural tourism in Laligurans municipality of the district, which is built mainly of stones.

A 6 ft. high stone pillar, a scale built of stone and weaving machine are other attractions of the park.

A legend has it that in the ancient time Limbu men and women had to take their weight on this scale before getting married at the initial phase of the civilization.

The marriage could happen between a man and a woman only when he outweighed the woman according to the Mundhum, an ancient religious scripture and folk literature of the Limbu community.

"This park has been constructed to promote and preserve the ancient civilization of the Limbu Community that has its own unique cultures, language, script, religion, tradition," said Mundhum expert and Mayor of Laligurans municipality Arjun Mabuhang.