Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Kathmandu
(3.7/5 based on 130+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Certainly it's money worth (500 NRS entrance fee). The museum shows you how the royal family lived, how they recieved their foreign visitors. You make a walk in the park and you pass through the site ...  more »
  • It's in the middle of town , so easy to get to if you have a spare hour. The inside of the building is obviously old but it hasn't been used for many years... the day i went was at the same time as 10...  more »
  • We visited today, couple things to understand. Hours are 11-3. Pricing in off season is Nr 500, in season Nr 1000. So one of the more expensive things to do in the city. On the other hand there are no...  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!