Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Reconstruction at Basantapur world heritage

Posted by Anup Baral | August 24, 2016 :

The reconstruction of the monuments damaged during the massive earthquake of April 25 last year at the Basantapur Durbar Square has officially kicked off . Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel launched the reconstruction phase starting from Bangshagopal Temple amidst a programme held here.Basantapur Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015. Durbar Square was surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The Royal Palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later moved to the Durbar square.

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