Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Kathmandu

(3.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I visited Narayanhiti Palace in Sep, I like old architecture. Its in walking distance of Thamel also and can do shopping near Durbar marg area.  more »
  • Formerly Narayanhiti was a palace of Kings of Shah Dynasty while Nepal was Kingdom and west minister style democracy about 7 years back. Then it was changed to a museum and now called Narayanhiti Pala...  more »
  • A sad place, more so that the main outer buildings were demolished after the tragic massacre... and lousy upkeep and maintenance on the part of the Nepalese government... just felt sad that a part of ...  more »
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  • Sala... swotantra desh rey.. public lai kina dekhaudaina... sabai kura
  • awesome, historic things to see.
  • Just a one time see. Really boring. Nothing exceptional
  • Earlier it was the Nepal's kings resident ... now it is the museum with the things of kings ... a big garden is in the back side ... to enter need a ticket ... for the SAARC resident the cheap ticket is there ...
  • Historical place to be. Do visit if you want to know more about Nepalese history!