PESHAWAR — The arrival of foreign tourists is increasing day by day in the scenic hilly resorts in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), due to the restoration of peace and improved security situation in the province.

General Manager Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourist Information Centres, Muhammad Ali Syed said that more than fifty tourists from different countries including China, Italy, and Germany visited the province with the start of New Year.

These tourists visited different historical places including Tehsil Gor Ghathri, Bala Hisar Fort, Qissa Khawani Bazaar, Sethi town, Peshawar Museum and Heritage Trail in Peshawar city.

Muhammad Ali Syed said the online facility of information about tourist sites and routes in the province is greatly helping foreign tourists in reaching their desired destinations.

Meanwhile, two women tourists from Italy visited the historic places, busy bazaars of Peshawar.

During their visit to various places, the Italian tourists Laura and Dara mingled with the people and evinced a keen interest in the art, traditional foods, jewelry, cultural items and ancient structures of the city.

“We will share the experience of our visit to this historic city when we go back to our country,” the tourists said. Adding that the people of Peshawar are hospitable and friendly.