I’m so saddened by the news of the 7.8 magniture earthquake that flattened Kathmandu. When I read that the UNESCO heritage sites where completely destroyed – I let out a gasp and wondered what will become of Nepal.
When I was touring Kathmandu, the friendly people told us that there was a development standstill for a decade due to politics and they are now waiting to rebuild the city. Now, Nepal’s history and heritage disappeared in a blink of an eye!
I particularly loved the architecture of Durbar Squares (it’s very distinctive design with red bricks and gold carving. I loved the story behind it; I remember reading about how the fair King divided his Kingdom and the area for his few children.
The extent of destruction looks really bad. But I do hope international donation, will somehow help rebuild the Squares. Though they would probably never be the same, I hope the tourist attraction will bring in revenue for this poor, beautiful country and help its people.