April 2015 Nepal earthquake: Swayambhunath


Located west of Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath is a religious complex atop a hill (link to Google map).


Swayambhunath by satellite (Google Earth 2013)

It is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site, featuring a famous stupa with eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions: see Wikipedia.

1982: Swayambunath Stupa, Katmandou (Swiminindia)

An amateur video broadcasted by the BBC shows destructions that occurred to the complex and clouds of dust in the Kathmandu valley bellow.

Swayambhunath in turmoil (click for video on YouTube)
Swayambhunath after earthquake, view by drone (Kishor Rana)
Swayambhunath after earthquake (EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA)








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