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Address: Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
Phone Number: +977 1-6610004
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Spiritual art.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 June 2016
Yogendra R
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Berkley, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bandung,Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

The most precious treasure would be the gold manuscript "Heart Sutra", a foremost and well remembered Buddhist holy text! Other attractions such paintings, stone carvings, statue and so on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

National Art Gallery is nice place to visit one you were in kathmandu,Nepal. Lots of hand made arts are over there where we were impressed by the beautiful arts and spend more then two hours by looking arts.

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