Gaddhi Baithak, Kathmandu

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Gaddi Baithak is a neoclassical palace in Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was built by Chandra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana in 1908, and it was used for to coronations and to welcome head of states from other countries.
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  • This white ‘European’ neo-classical building on the eastern side of the palace seems somewhat out of place in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Now fully restored after earthquake damage, it looms large over.....  more »
  • This white edifice in the Durbah Square was the Palace occupied by the Rana's who ruled between 1846 and 1951 and were very pro-British hence the design. This place was partialyy destroyed in April.....  more »
  • The Gaddi Baithak is a neoclassical building from which Nepal’s kings once ruled and settled the affairs of the country – hence its name, which means Royal Seat. It also was the place where important foreign guests like ambassadors were welcomed by the king. The 100-year-old palace and one of the most Nepal’s iconic heritage buildings was heavily damaged by a M-7.8 earthquake that destroyed scores of history and killed hundreds at a UNESCO World Heritage site here in 2015.
  • Reflection of one of the best construction during Rana regime in Nepal in 20th century..

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