Kathmandu: Even after seven years of a deadly earthquake that devastated Nepal, the reconstruction of cultural sites is yet to be completed.
Reconstruction work is still being carried out at Thecho, Bungmati, Patan Durbar Square of Lalitpur, Basantapur of Kathmandu, Jaisi Deval and Bhaktapur Durbar Square among others.
It is challenging to keep the historical and archaeological significance intact during the reconstruction process. Concerned authorities said the reconstruction was delayed due to an acute shortage of traditional construction materials and skilled manpower.
The earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015 had devastated the country’s rich cultural heritage and left the Kathmandu Valley’s three former royal squares in the rubble.
Here are some pictures of the reconstruction works: