Nepal’s Historic Sites, Before and After the Earthquake

COMPARING NEPAL'S HISTORIC SITES BEFORE AND AFTER EARTHQUAKE

Dharahara Tower, Kathmandu

A nine-story structure built in 1832. It was made of bricks more than a foot thick, and had recently been reopened to the public. Sightseers could climb a narrow spiral staircase to a viewing platform about 200 feet above the city.

BEFORE EARTHQUAKE

AFTER EARTHQUAKE



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Vatsala Shikhara Temple, Bhaktapur

After the earthquake, people occupied the square in front of a collapsed temple in Bhaktapur, eight miles east of Kathmandu

BEFORE EARTHQUAKE
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 AFTER EARTHQUAKE



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