Bhimsen Tower, Kathmandu

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Once the tallest tower in Nepal, Bhimsen Tower reminds visitors of the Nepalese Earthquake in 2015, which destroyed almost all of the 62 m (203 ft) structure, a harrowing symbol of the power of nature. Once resembling an islamic minaret, the tower's remains will likely be reconstructed to draw back the tourists it once attracted, though this time more earthquake resistant. The military orginally used the tower to watch over the city, and bugles (a brass instrument) could be heard during events of national importance. Plan to visit Bhimsen Tower during your Kathmandu vacation using our convenient Kathmandu travel route website .
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  • When the great earthquake, the Tower collapsed and buried hundreds of people. After visiting the post office opposite, I often have climbed it. From there, it had a wonderful view over the whole city. I assume that the Tower will never again rebuilt in its original form - it simply lacks the money.
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  • it was very beautiful view tower of kathmandu valley but damaged by devastating earthquake in 2015 Apprile  more »
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  • Not much left after devastating earthquake which took thousands of life in Nepal but the remains can be seen how historical it is
  • Historically and culturally important tower of Nepal built by Nepal's first prime minister Bhimsen Thapa. This tower was located at sundhara, Kathmandu . This tower height was more than 200 meters . Devastating earthquake that took place in Nepal in 2015 had demolished this tower . Now it is in a process of reconstruction .
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