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. By using our Kathmandu vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Narayanhiti Palace Museum and other attractions in Kathmandu.
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  • They have had an interesting history...up until very recently...with the Royal Massacure just 9 years ago...this is the place to learn about it all...  more »
  • This is an interesting visit to see the old residence of the previous royal family. The palace is as it was when the last members lived there and it is very interesting to see how they lived, It is no...  more »
  • We went at 11am and followed the small crowd that had assembled- no mobiles or cameras allowed (when will they wake up to the social network bonanza allowing pictures can bring) even though interestin...  more »