Thursday, November 26, 2009

Museum Of Nepal

Museum of nepal is the historic seat of royalty and is several complexes connected together taking up about five acres. The eastern wing of the palace was built in the mid-16th century, and is the oldest part of the palace. It has ten courtyards. King Pratap Malla enlarged the original building in the 17th century, adding many of the temples. The oldest part of the palace is Sundari Chowk and Mohan Chowk in the north part of the palace, which are both closed. In 1768, after Prithvi Narayan Shah took over the valley, he built four lookout towers in the southeast part of the palace.To enter the museum of Hanuman Dhoka you can see the entrance on the west side of the place. It opens daily from 10.30 am to 4 pm in summer. The museum closes every Tuesday and on Friday it opens from 10.30 to 2 pm. The entrance fee is Rs 250.
The Tribhuvan Memorial Museum is situated in the Hamuman Dhoka Palace, which is located in the Durbar Square. It showcases the entire history of the King’s life, his victories, his losses and the realization of his dreams. An extremely rare collection of personal items and photographs of the King and the entire Royal Family are on display in the Tribhuvan Memorial Museum. Newspaper clippings telling the story of his final victory over the Ranas and the spectacular paintings of King Tribhuvan and the kings that followed are all exhibited here. The Tribhuvan Museum is a worthy tribute to this great man, a King who won back his throne and freed the people of Nepal.

The Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, or Durbar Square, was once home to the kings of Nepal. The last Royal Family left the complex in the year 1886. The Royal Families would, in the future, be housed in the Narayan Hitti Palace. But the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex continued to play a significant role in ceremonies and especially in coronations. Here, in the Durbar Square, visitors will be able to visit a variety of temples and three different museums.

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