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Kaiser Library

Ministry of Education, Tridevi Marg | Thamel, Kathmandu 411318, Nepal
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Old books but sadly now small library

Most have been a great place to visit. The 2015 earthquake hit the building hard. Now ground floor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andreas M
Former palace turned library

A former palace, now a library based on the collection of General Kaiser SJB Rana, son of the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
VikingKrishna
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Some of the books in this unusual library are over 1100 years old.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“rana palace” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“collection” (6 reviews)
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Ministry of Education, Tridevi Marg | Thamel, Kathmandu 411318, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most have been a great place to visit. The 2015 earthquake hit the building hard. Now ground floor only open. Fred of charge. Very few books cramped in small space. Some nice old books though. Spent an hour reading an 1880 book on Indian caves...More

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A former palace, now a library based on the collection of General Kaiser SJB Rana, son of the earlier Maharajah. Houses some old books and manuskripts but much must have been lost over time due to the lack of care and mis management. Where a...More

Thank VikingKrishna
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This is a strange gloomy old building with an antique idea of a library. More a book depository and finding books is not easy. But students come here and it is a unique archive and place of historic interest. Worth a visit.

Thank 797david
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Due to the earthquake the building is very damaged. All the books are gone. There is really nothing to see at this place. It is even too dangerous to wander around the building and the gardens.

Thank AS_Amsterdam
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This library is a good one to spend some time alone and reading off your favorite list of books, near the passport office and under ministry of education gives you a whole new adventurous reading

Thank GThapa
Reviewed 8 October 2016

its an huge library, it actually a palace turned into library, being a book lover i was amazed by its size and the collection it had one can sit anywhere in the huge palace to read.

Thank adhikarinep11
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This historic library has not been reconstructed since 2015 earthquake. All the books are dumped in rucksack. Saw few employees reading newspapers, that's it.

Thank Sakesh K
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Its old and nice library for useful books. If you are in thamel it is very easy to go there from 11 am to 4 pm. It is in side of old palace of keshar samser j b rana which is now ministry of education...More

Thank subarutravel
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This library is adjacent to the garden of dreams, Is open to general public, You can go there if you are looking for some peace and want to do some reading.

Thank Ajay_Kaushik
Reviewed 24 May 2016

A former old Rana palace next to the Garden of Dreams, this library is very old fashioned but a lot of various subject books are available. a quite place to spend sometimes in search of peace & tranquility for mind & if you wanna read...More

Thank Sudhir S
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elishapaudel1
28 August 2016|
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Response from KathmanduMazza | Reviewed this property |
I don't think any books are on loan, as it's 'reference ' only. The British Council Library has closed, but it's books are supposed to be in a public library somewhere which I have never been able to track down, but I think... More
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