couldn’t hold back the tears when I’d visited Bhaktapur in Kathmandu Valley in 2015. Six years ago today, these ancient streets were devastated by the Gorkha earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people as it ripped through the heart of Nepal.
“Long afterwards, people thought they heard ghosts crying and hands reaching from the rubble to be rescued,” Ajaya Prajapati told me when we met eight months later.
Last year, with the country’s Visit Nepal 2020 campaign aiming to attract two million tourists, I’d returned to Bhaktapur to see its remarkable restoration.
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