Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Kathmandu

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Explore the history and enjoy the architecture of Narayanhiti Palace Museum, the former residence of the royal family. Designed in late Victorian style, each room in the palace takes its name from one of Nepal's 75 districts. Go through the reception hall, then see banquet halls, royal bedrooms, and the throne room, which resembles the architectural style of a Hindu temple. In the throne room, whose ceilings reach a height of 18 m (60 ft), you can see a monumental 14.5 m (48 ft) chandelier, as well as various paintings, stuffed animal heads, and photos of the royal family with other national leaders adorning the walls. In 2001, the royal family was massacred in mysterious circumstances, with bullet holes scattered across the palace's walls serving as stark reminders of the tragedy. Cameras and bags are forbidden, but you can keep your belongings in the lockers at the entrance. Plan to see Narayanhiti Palace Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kathmandu trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • I never knew anything about the royal family massacre until I came to nepal. That urged me to check the palace (where the massacre occured) out. The palace was quite eye opening. Look at all the exoti...  more »
  • The palace museum is a must see if you are visiting Kathmandu. Its spread over 74 acres, however the museum requires about 45 min to an hour to see. you will find many animal skins on display inside. ...  more »
  • You're not allowed in with handbags or phones. I can understand not allowing photographs but forcing people to hand over their expensive belongings for storage in a dodgy locker was a no go for me so ...  more »

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