Nepal earthquake: Boudhanath monastery reopened

Nepal earthquake: Boudhanath monastery reopened
 

Nepal has reopened one of its most famous monuments, the Boudhanath Stupa, to the public after it was left with deep cracks during the 2015 earthquake.
The white-domed structure in Kathmandu was covered in prayer flags and flowers as monks chanted prayers and burned incense to mark the event.
The prime minister described it as a proud moment for Nepal.
More than 8,000 people were killed by the quake and ensuing aftershocks, causing widespread destruction.
Restoration work on the stupa began in May 2015, has cost $2.1m (£1.70m) and included more than 30kg (66lb) of gold, according to the... read more

 
22 November 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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