Dharahara Tower (also called Bhimsen Tower) was a popular tourist destination in Kathmandu that offered the best views of Nepal's capital city. Since 2005, tourists who paid $4 were allowed to climb its narrow spiral staircase.
Originally built in the early 19th Century, Dharahara Tower was rebuilt after the 1934 Nepal-Bihar Earthquake. Mohatma Gandhi wrote that the first Bihar earthquake was providential retribution for India's failure to eradicate untouchability.
Nepal's landmarks, before and after.