The Naryanhiti Palace Museum is an important structure in the history, politics and society of Kathmandu, Nepal. It used to be the Naryanhiti Royal Palace where the monarchs and royal families used to reside until the monarchy collapsed. The name Narayanhiti refers to the Hindu deity Vishnu (Naryan) and a water spout (hiti) that can be found at the main entrance of the palace.
The palace was built as a contemporary pagoda in 1970 during the wedding of King Birenda Bir Bikram Shah. It replaced the old Royal Palace that used to be the [Read more…]