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Address: Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Phone Number: 01-610004

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The entry ticket is valid for three museums: the National Museum (at Bhaktapur Durbar Sqare), the Wood carving museum and the Metalwork museum (the last two are at Dattatreya... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Mysore, India
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Mysore, India
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The entry ticket is valid for three museums: the National Museum (at Bhaktapur Durbar Sqare), the Wood carving museum and the Metalwork museum (the last two are at Dattatreya Square). Though there were some interesting exhibits, we were not able to see many of them clearly due to the non-availability of lights in the museums due to the ubiquitous power... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The most precious treasure would be the gold manuscript "Heart Sutra", a foremost and well remembered Buddhist holy text! Other attractions such paintings, stone carvings, statue and so on.

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belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

National Art Gallery is nice place to visit one you were in kathmandu,Nepal. Lots of hand made arts are over there where we were impressed by the beautiful arts and spend more then two hours by looking arts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This museum has 3 tickets in one (NRS 150), also for the wood carving and brass museum. Altogether it's ok. national museum has very bad lightning but you can see some traditional and very precise handwork. I think 30mins is enough for this as it's nothing special but one art museum in Nepal is a must i guess :)

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Fuquay-Varina, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

no power = no lights to see pics, and they are almost all thangka paintings anyway so save your money unless its raining and you are bored, and there is power ;)

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Quezon City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The exhibits are interesting however it is poorly lit and maintained. Good thing it only costs 50 rupees because anything more than that is not worth it. If you are into art history then you should drop by for a peek, if art does not interest you then you won't miss anything if you don't come here.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

With daily power outages, seeing the museum can be a challenge for ideal conditions, but they do have generators and the staff were very accommodating, especially since we were so amazed by their collection, great!

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Mussoorie, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

bhaktapur is one old city which is part of the modern kathmandu the capital of nepal It has many attractions like temples and courtyards stupas which are are a sight to watch and you will feel like spending more time there

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Bhaktapur, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

A statue of King Bhupatendra Malla facing right infront of the Golden Gate once used to be the king's palace.Great things inside and outside the Layaku Square.

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byron bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Theres a mostly very good collection of miniatures, not well lit, but light comes in the long windows. An old painted floor, almost no-one around; despite neglect etc it had a charming nostalgic feel.

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