November 23, 2016 02:21 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Bauddhanath Stupa has become the first heritage site to be renovated after the earthquake hit the country some 19 months ago. It reopened to the general public on Tuesday following the two-day purification ceremony and a day-long consecration ceremony.
The renovation works of the stupa that started on February 11 this year took about just nine months to complete. Relying on assistance from Nepalis living in various countries and foreign donors, the renovation was completed in the first week of November with a total cost of Rs 230 million.