Narayanhiti Palace Museum

Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Kathmandu: Hours, Address, Narayanhiti Palace Museum Reviews: 4/5

Narayanhiti Palace Museum
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Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Pepsi
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Absolutely Fascinating! It feels like walking through the history of Shah dynasty of Nepal. Everything is mighty inside the palace, it makes you seem royal. Larger than life pictures and paintings of Royals of Nepal to feel their might, and lots and lots of mirrors to humble you down; can be found on every place you look. It may not seem so but it is LARGE! You tire yourself walking through each and every part of the museum and I encourage you to do so if you want the best experience. The staffs are eager to teach you about the significance of the things there and the whole place as a whole. They are very friendly and respectful. While the place itself takes your breath away; the friendly staffs are not an aspect to be ignored. And don't forget to look for the bullet holes!
Written September 7, 2021
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Kathy C
Boston, MA11 contributions
A Kathmandu shopkeeper suggested we go and visit this palace, and we were glad that we did. This tour, plus the book Massacre At The Palace by J Gregson (we plan to read soon!) will give the traveler a history of the Nepal Royal Family and their 2001 tragedy. We enjoyed the tour - it was surprisingly long and thorough with signs in English.
Written May 17, 2022
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Margaret B
Adelaide, Australia15 contributions
Solo
Well worth the 500 rupees entry fee. Be prepared for lots of taxidermy - tigers and leopards especially but also foot/sitting stools made out of elephant and rhino feet. The scale of everything, including the gardens, was eye opening. Lots of ‘wow’ moments.
Written January 1, 2020
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nitesh
Kathmandu, Nepal11 contributions
Family
Surprisingly interesting place to see where so much history has taken place. It shows various rooms where the king and his visitors Stayed as well as the site of the massacre. There is explanation in English too off the rooms. You do have to check phones and cameras too but that was very quick and safe. Only down side was they could do with a bit more history about the family etc
Written March 2, 2020
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Leedstraveller66
Leeds, UK116 contributions
Solo
More to it than I'd thought. Decaying 60s/70s grandeur if you can imagine such a thing. I thought the site of the royal massacre could have been tidied up a bit, but perhaps the fact that it has been neglected reflects something of the legacy. Took me about 90 mins to go round. Could do with more signage/explanation. An opportunity to buy postcards or something would be good as you are not able to take photos.
Written March 21, 2022
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Norwayturist
Eidsvoll, Norway34 contributions
Friends
The entire complex has occupied total land area of 753 ropani.The palace buildings have occupied total area of 40,820 sq.feet.The rooms & halls of this place are named after the districts of Nepal and the main entrances of this palace named after the mountain of Nepal. There are altogether 52 rooms in this palace including living rooms,private chamber of the royal family,rooms to house the visiting foreign head of state,dining halls,kitchen etcetra.Amazing museum !
Written January 9, 2013
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PA Deepak
Visakhapatnam, India125 contributions
Couples
The Best part is you can see the Royale living style and the dissapointment is you cant carry a camera.
Written October 28, 2015
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TennVee
Santa Rosa, Philippines365 contributions
Family
Reality is this place reminded me that there was once a family who lived in opulence during their time while many Nepalese live in dire poverty. Reality is this place is an epitaph of Job's statement about entering into this world and leaving this world empty-handed. Reality is this place is also a nice attraction for locals and tourist alike - it paints a thousand words indeed!
Written January 17, 2013
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Corinne R
Sevenoaks, UK113 contributions
Couples
This is a most interesting palace, especially because of its history, as many manners of the royal family were killed there by one of the members of the royal family. It is unlike any palace I have seen, it is more like a very modern house. The grounds are pleasant.
Written February 20, 2015
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BrettaAnn
Saint Cloud, MN682 contributions
Friends
It was always closed!! We only saw the museum from the outside. Each time we tried to visit it was closed. Pay very close attention to when it is open, hours are strange.
Written January 21, 2013
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