2015 Nepal earthquake: Four heritage sites which we will never see again

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1. 900 year old Kathmandu Durbar Square

2015 Nepal earthquake Four heritage sites which we will never see again

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Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a old royal palace situated in Kathmandu. It was built in between 1069 to 1083. It was also called Hanumandhokla because it has Hanuman statue at the entry gate. It is reported that now the Durbar is totally demolished.

2. 400 year old Kasthamandap

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On the name of Kasthamandap city Kathmandu got its name. Whole temple was made from the wood of a tree in 1596. The three-story temple is badly damaged by the earthquake.

3. 104 year old Janaki Mandir

2015 Nepal earthquake Four heritage sites which we will never see again

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Its a old temple of goddess Sita situated in Janakpur, Nepal. It is said that Sita was born here and her marriage was also organized at this place. Temple is really very old, but it was re-constructed between 1895 to 1911. Due to earthquake this temple has completely fallen down.

4. 183 year old Dharahara

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Dharahara or Bhimsen Tower was constructed by Prime Minister of Nepal Bhimsen Thapa in 1932. Only 33 feet part from 203 feet of tower is left due to earthquake. Tower is acknowledged by UNESCO. Around 60 people were subdued under its fall during lunch hour.

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