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Address: Ministry of Education, Tridevi Marg | Thamel, Kathmandu 411318, Nepal

Some of the books in this unusual library are over 1100 years old.

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A former old Rana palace next to the Garden of Dreams, this library is very old fashioned but a lot of various subject books are available. a quite place to spend sometimes in... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Sudhir S
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Due to the earthquake the building is very damaged. All the books are gone. There is really nothing to see at this place. It is even too dangerous to wander around the building and the gardens.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This library is a good one to spend some time alone and reading off your favorite list of books, near the passport office and under ministry of education gives you a whole new adventurous reading

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

its an huge library, it actually a palace turned into library, being a book lover i was amazed by its size and the collection it had one can sit anywhere in the huge palace to read.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This historic library has not been reconstructed since 2015 earthquake. All the books are dumped in rucksack. Saw few employees reading newspapers, that's it.

Thank Sakesh K
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Its old and nice library for useful books. If you are in thamel it is very easy to go there from 11 am to 4 pm. It is in side of old palace of keshar samser j b rana which is now ministry of education also.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

This library is adjacent to the garden of dreams, Is open to general public, You can go there if you are looking for some peace and want to do some reading.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

A former old Rana palace next to the Garden of Dreams, this library is very old fashioned but a lot of various subject books are available. a quite place to spend sometimes in search of peace & tranquility for mind & if you wanna read too.beside books its has huge collections of personal belongings of Kaiser Shamsher Rana.

Thank Sudhir S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

I'm not really sure why anyone would go to this place, but I did and had a great time. Theres not really much to do here except wonder about and look at the books and the stuffed animals. But there is certainly an atmosphere to be soaked up. If you like slightly off beat places this may well fit the... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

In a former old Rana palace next to the Garden of Dreams, this library is very old fashioned and in fact does not seem to have anything published after the 1970s. However, if you just want to browse or immerse yourself in the atmosphere, you are allowed to use this, probably Kathmandu's only public library. In the downstairs room, there... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Next to thamel, Kaiser library named after Kaiser samsher Rana, son of Rana prime minister. It is a collections of old and new books. Though it is a library, when you enter there you feel that you are in museum.

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