Narayanhiti Palace Museum The home of their majesty’s who ruled Nepal for over 240 years concluded after massive riot by the citizen under the surveillance of major political parties has been opened for all since some years. You can witness their way of living inside this place. Narayanhiti Palace Museum is the former royal palace in the center of capital city, Kathmandu. For centuries, Narayanhiti Palace stood as a symbol of royalty. It was one of the structure in Nepal, no one was able to enter. Only, some people with Royal family authorization and invitation were able to enter. But in 2008, Shah Monarchy ended. Then ,the gates of the Narayanhiti Palace open for the public in February 2009. Thus, the Narayanhiti Palace is now Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Today, Narayanhiti Palace Museum is rich, historic and grand. Narayanhiti Palace Museum has a total of 52 rooms. But only, 19 rooms are open to the public. It is spread over an area of 74 acres. In the museum you can see the belongings of the former royalty. A compound wall surrounds the entire enclosure. It is a must visit place for for those who have interest in the ‘Royal Massacare of 2001’. The visitors can see the vintage furnishing and royal belongings of the residents. Here, walking across the various rooms you will get a vivid imagery of the Lavish lifestyle led by the royals within the palace walls. The crown jewels are the most valuable possessions of the country. The name Narayanhiti comes from two words, ‘Narayan’ and ‘Hiti’. Narayan means Lord Bishnu whose temple lies across the palace. Similarly, Hiti means the water spouts that lies in the east of the main Palace entrance.