Kohla Sonthar bears a striking similarity to the 15th century Inca ruins of Machu Pichu in Peru, and should also be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This was a view strongly endorsed by the Chief Minister of Province 3 Prithvi Subba Gurung and Professor Jag Man Gurung, at a recent program in Sikles which passed a resolution to protect the historic settlement from vandalism and souvenir hunters.
Kohla Sonthar has the potential to be developed as the main attraction on the Tamu Heritage Circuit, starting at Besiahar and ending in Tangting. This would not just be a pilgrimage for the Gurung people, but also an important historical attraction for visitors from the rest of Nepal and abroad.
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