Earthquake Damage in Bhaktapur

The medieval city of Bhaktapur, long feted as the best preserved of the Kathmandu Valley's medieval cities, felt the full destructive force of the 2015 earthquakes. Dozens of buildings collapsed, hundreds of people were killed and many more were left homeless by the disaster. With its winding streets of traditional brick buildings, Bhaktapur was particularly vulnerable to the earthquake, and reconstruction is a process that will take years, perhaps even decades.