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- Visited in December 2022. We went to this place as part of a full day sightseeing tour. It is closed on Wednesdays and all public holidays. The timings are also very short. Around 10 am to 2 pm. Entry fee applies to everyone except Nepali senior citizens. If we use Indian currency, there is a chance we may get shortchanged. Happens everywhere. Better to use Nepali currency. There is a locker where we have to deposit all of our stuff including mobiles. Only wallets and water bottles are allowed. The washrooms are cleanly maintained. There is a defined pathway which will lead through the entire viewable area of the palace. As expected, we are not supposed to touch anything. Apart from the palace, we get to see the royal massacre site as well as the garden, royal plane, helicopter, cars and a bungalow. Seeing everything properly will take 2 to 3 hours.Written January 4, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A wonderful place to see both traditional and contemporary art in comfortable, beautiful environment right in Thamel. The staff at MONA, in particular Jenisha and Ursula, are knowledgeable and professional.Written June 25, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Best art gallery in nepal for Budhha painting. THANK YOU FOR ARTIST. I will recommend this shop for everyone.Written April 6, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The buildings are amazing. Beautiful. But the museum itself is extremely uneven there is a lot of cool things but sometimes the story is not really told. Its just more a lot of things with labels on,not really telling the amazing story of Nepal. Still... Not bad but the potential is there for moreWritten April 6, 2023
- Put that place in your bucket list if you like places with soul and keen to know about musical diversity of the Kathmandu Valley. There are more than 600 musical instruments, photographs, beautiful temple in the courtyard and a music college nearby. If you are lucky enough, you can watch and listen to the students practicing there and touch the unique culture. I’ve met the owner of the museum, who kindly answered all my questions, told me a lot about the culture of Nepal and even showed his lovely Thangka works. The place itself is not in the heart of the tourist area, so it’s better to take a cab.Written December 4, 2022
- This is the greatest experience and glad that I got a chance to visit such a nice calm and peaceful place with the feel of art and understanding artist by their painting. Understanding artist and their painting are really hard but when you see it, you can feel each one of them through your heart and mind.
I really found interesting and everyone should visit.Written December 28, 2021
- I have been living in Boudha for about 5 years and noticed this store a few months ago . I did not realize how large it was and how how large the variety was . I met the manager and he is very pleasant and then met the Owner Anil Lama who is very knowledgable and has a kind personality . I just ordered some Thankas that as presents that I will take to VancouverWritten December 14, 2022
- I visited the Art Council today to see some contemporary Nepalese art.
I loved the exhibition that has some very fine examples of contemporary Nepalese art. See below.
The director took time out to show me around and explain some of the paintings.
It was a great experience. If you want to see Nepal through the eyes of contemporary Nepalese go there.Written October 14, 2019
- ...so if you’re in the area, especially if staying in the same compound at the Hyatt Regency, then you should definitely visit. Not every section was open but what there was I found very diverting, particularly some of the first European artists’ impressions of Nepal and the striking photography of people and nature.Written January 26, 2020
- We bought 2 paintings from here today for 3 specific reasons.
1: the art is beautiful.
2: we were able to browse without being constantly pestered by someone trying to make a sale.
3: The seller did not try to rip us off, he gave us a reasonable price from the get go unlike other galleries we went to.
10/10 would recommend this art gallery!Written September 21, 2019
- By accident I heard about the woodcraft workshop on Saturday mornings. The really nice brothers welcome you an give you the possibility to choose your own form to work on. After that they help you by making it the way they do it in Nepal. In the meanwhile they can tell you whatever you want to know about Nepal and their culture. They're also really interested in your culture. After the workshop, that ends when you are ready, they ask you for tips because they want to learn teaching. So I would recommend everybody to go to the Gallery on Saturday at 12 o'clock, it's all for free!Written August 15, 2018
- I’m buying Thanka with them since long time, they have good quality of art with many varieties. They’re friendly and very knowledgeable with thanka. I recommend them strongly.Written February 23, 2021
- This is a very old museum and has obviously struggled with funding to maintain the exhibits but still worth a visit as it is just in the street behind the monkey temple. You have to pay for entry & photos but it is a minimal cost. They have lots of very old exhibits and many of the animals are extinct / endangered. My 3 teenagers were fascinated. I'd recommend a visit here.Written January 17, 2017
- one of three Durbar Palace Museum in Kathmandu Valley, centrally located, can be reached easly by walk, or vehicle. needing maintaince and attention . Listed in Heritage site of world by UNESCO.Written September 4, 2019
- Very talented brothers. A pleasure to meet. Will leave you feeling joyful. Brilliant work. Not to be missed.Written December 16, 2018
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