Nepal Nine-Storeyed Basantapur Tower Restoration Project - Details on ZAWYA MENA Edition
added on: 18 July 2019

Nepal Nine-Storeyed Basantapur Tower Restoration Project

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Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation - Nepal planned to develop Nepal Nine-Storeyed Basantapur Tower Restoration Project, in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Province 3, Nepal. Zhejiang University Culture Heritage Academe and Hebei Ancient Architecture Institute were consultant of the project. Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage was general contractor of the project. The project covered the renovation of 5,600 square meter area. Basantapur Tower is a nine-story 18th century palace built by the king of Nepal's Shah Dynasty. It was severely damaged by a devastating earthquake which hit Nepal in April 2015. The Nepalese government places high importance on the reconstruction of the Basantapur Tower, a UNESCO world heritage site of great artistic and historical value. At the request of the Nepalese government, a Chinese assistance group officially started the restoration project in 2017. The Chinese team adopted some advanced technologies in palace restoration. For example, they dispatched special team to digitize the restoration process of the palace so that it could be shared with and taught to other countries.
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