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National Art Gallery

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Address: Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
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+977 1-6610004
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This is the Museum is the main attaction of Bhaktapur among the many other sites the ticket is really cheap and for student they do have a discount and we have to pay to have a... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Chhatra Raj K
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not too sure what I had expected but I suppose the very minimum I wanted to see was one or two really ancient relics with an explanation of their significance in a range of languages including English. But instead I saw poor collection of mediocre examples of fairly recent 'art' and with no explanations of their relevance. As... More 

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is the Museum is the main attaction of Bhaktapur among the many other sites the ticket is really cheap and for student they do have a discount and we have to pay to have a photo or video and while visitng this museum we can visit two more museum which is located in Dattatrya area. They have preserved the... More 

Thank Chhatra Raj K
Berkley, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here and viewed the small gallery. The collection is made up of only religious art and quite small. There are some black and white images of former rulers too. I found the museum underwhelming. The museum in Patan was much nicer and well maintained, if you visit one while in the area make it Patan's.

Thank Sheri K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The National Art gallery at Bhaktapur is worth visiting with teenagers for some knowledge of spiritual Universe. Most of the art date back to 12th century AD which are painted on canvas with natural stone colour. The art work are known as Thanka paintings is one of the ancient art of spiritual universe with our self beyond horizon of our... More 

Thank Yogendra R
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing excellent historical places, many old things to see over there ,lots of things to see and discover extra ordinary things.

Thank Nplse S
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

The "National Art Gallery" occupies the Western end of the former Royal Palace of Bhaktapur, most commonly known as the "55 Window Palace", at Durbar Square. As the interior of the Palace is closed to visitors (due to damages occurred during the 1934 earthquake), visiting the "National Art Gallery" is also a form of getting an idea of its inner... More 

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We are in Nepal now and because of a general strike we decided to walk around our hotel neighborhood. The art museum is in a square in the center part of the old city. There is a fee of 15$ for non-Nepali, Western foreigners and the ticket will also let you into two other museums, so keep it handy. It... More 

Thank Antigonet
Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

National art gallery near the entry point of the durbar square is an art museum. It's amazing to see the ancient arts and paintings of Nepal by getting a ticket.

Thank 7NRG
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

Visited the National Art Museum on 2 January 2015. The museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm and only until 3 pm on Fridays. It occupies a part of the Bhaktapur Palace was established by the Government of Nepal, Department of Archaeology in 1960. Founded to preserve the traditional ancient paintings in Nepal ,we saw invaluable ancient paubhas... More 

Thank Erwin K
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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Reviewed 19 April 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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