Narayanhiti Palace Museum
Narayanhiti Palace Museum
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Kevin K
Cupertino, CA110 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Terrible. This important place is interesting and should be a must. But, so poorly maintained / set up I just barely recommend. Smells of mold, furniture needs washing, artifacts stored up so high you cant see, pictures / portraits without titles, walls need painting, bathroom smells of sewage / no toilet paper, Kings cars barely visible in dark garage spaces, on and on. We only went to kill time in rainstorm and we were totally underwhelmed
Written 7 July 2024
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Ram Warrier
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Had been here over 40 years ago. When the king was residing. Came a full circle visiting the museum and palace after all these years. Must visit. Beautiful memories and very well kept
Written 21 May 2024
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Jon T
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This was a fascinating insight into the lives of the former Nepal royal family. The palace itself is an intriguing design (best admired from the fifth-floor cafe across the road!) as is in the interior. As you follow the self-guided tour through the palace, you see paintings and photos of the royal family, taxidermied animals,, furniture and other personal affects that give you a tremendous sense of life in the palace. You can envisage foreign leaders and dignitaries breaking bread in the different meeting rooms. Semi-recent history is acknowledged but doesn’t overwhelm the tour. In my opinion, this is definitely worth the time (1-1.5 hours) and money (1,000 rupees for foreigners) during your Kathmandu visit.
Written 22 March 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This palace museum was the former residence of the king of Nepal, but is now marginal property ever since the mandatory was abolished. The complex has two main buildings set within impressive gardens. The main building is the palace of the king. The most impressive rooms are the Indian Durbar style reception hall and the throne room. The latter has an impressive silver throne, while the room is styled like a Hindu temple filled with images of Durga. The curved support columns are especially interesting.

The second building is the Shree Sadan, which was the palace of the crown prince. This palace exterior was built in a mixture of Nepal and Chinese architecture. The rooms are not as impressive or luxurious as this is the king's palace. I thought the most impressive parts of the building were the stylised bronze sculptures of light ns at the front entrance as well as the wooden frames incised with relief.

Note that non-Nepali and non-SAARC visitors have to pay a much higher entrance fee. Mobile phones and cameras are also not permitted. These have to be left at the counter. It's a shame because the collection of sculptures were most impressive.
Written 21 March 2024
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Mid Life Mad
Brisbane, Australia183 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our tour here.
Firstly leave your bags at your hotel and come with the bare minimum. No cameras or phones are allowed.
The palace itself is a glorious homage to the 70s. There's not a pastel they didn't decorate with.
The throne room is amazing and the crown jewels jaw-dropping.
The cars were interesting, especially one gifted by Hitler and the carriage gifted by the late HMQE2.
The self-guided tour moved to slightly ridiculous at the "massacre site". Bullet holes. Signs indicating "this is where CP xyz was found" were...odd. and oddly humorous.
Overall, an interesting couple of hours if you have done the major Kathmandu sightseeing already.
An easy walk from Thamel.
Written 20 December 2023
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,712 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We went there on our last day in Kathmandu. No credit cards accepted which is weird as even tiny supermarkets accept credit cards. Very disappointing.
Written 3 October 2023
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Rajkumar p
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
Best museum in Nepal called royal palace in Kathmandu is very famous and nice place with great art history and great museums with amazing historical place
Written 21 July 2023
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Jeri F
Tulsa, OK317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a large, fascinating palace complex that includes the palace, gardens, garages holding vehicles from the tour of the century to present, and the personal home of the last royal family. No photos are allowed and all cameras and phones must be checked into lockers. It is self-guided. The gardens have a section of trees filled with huge fruit bats. The area where the royal family was murdered has been gutted but bullet holes are still visible. The fees for foreigners are higher than for locals, but it is well worth the price.
Written 24 March 2023
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872zoep
Ringwood, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Very informative and easy to follow self tour. No need to book a tour guide. Took about 2 hours to see everything worth the entrance fee
Written 5 March 2023
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Michelle
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This museum is well worth a visit during a stay in Kathmandu. It is within walking distance of Thamal. You do need to leave your bag and phone/camera in a locker at the entrance - ours was safe. We visited the museum without a guide and found the information boards and in the pamphlet provided sufficient. Take note of the opening days and times as the palace is not open everyday.
Written 9 January 2023
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