The Patan Durbar Square
is home to more than 1200 monuments, rich in tradition and culture. A
huge tourist attraction for many years and is now a place full of rubble due to
the April 25th earthquake. If you were there now, you would
see huge piles of rubble, debris, and litter. It now looks like a war
zone, something you would see in a movie.
When I was younger, my
father had taken me to this most amazing and beautiful place and told me all
kinds of stories about the culture: the stone, the art, the statues, the
temples... All the old buildings, markets and rooftop cafes. Now they don’t
My goal is to help
rebuild Durbar Square. I know this is a huge project, but if we come
together, we can make a huge difference and hopefully one day restore the
beauty that was once there. I believe we must do this because they have
lost most of their heritage monuments. I don’t want Nepal to lose their
culture and identity, especially their tourist economy. This would
devastate them even further.
We are working with
local organizations who are supporting this mission, and they need money to
make this happen. Please consider donating whatever amount you can.
Every dollar counts.
Here are some before and
after photos of Durbar Square: