Abode of the Gods

The thirteenth century Buddhist monastery of Itum Bahal and the Teku Thapatali Monument Zone at the confluence of the Bagmati and Vishnumati rivers in Nepal were placed on World Monument Fund’s list of the 100 Most Endangered Sites in 1996, 2000, and 2002 due to increasing pressure exerted by tourism and development in the surrounding Kathmandu Valley.

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