On Monday, October 26, we visited the Narayanhiti Royal Palace located in Durbar Marg. As soon as we queued up to enter the palace, now turned into museum, we told ourselves that we were going to have a blast despite not knowing what really to expect.
First, when we walked in, the security guards checked us thoroughly and after that we went ahead. While going up the stairs, we felt like we were god’s favorite people as we walked up like royals. On our way, we also looked at the pictures of the different kings of the past. The pictures were so amazing that the kings actually looked alive. We also saw the brilliant things used by royal families, such as the throne and their crowns, etc.
People may think that visiting the king’s palace is not really an extraordinary thing, or they may think that the king had a big palace, a big compound and great stuffs. But he has already died, so it makes no sense now. But we didn’t feel so. We went there to pay our respects to King Birendra’s spirit.
Getting inside the palace and seeing the things there was a magical experience which made us miss our royal family. The furniture, the beautiful and neatly arranged things, and the photos kept in honor of the guests showed the characteristic of our king. It showed that he used to respect his guests so much that he kept an individual photo of them so that he remembered each of them.
It makes us sad to think about how King Birendra and his family were killed. People say no one knows for sure about who killed them.
Anyway, getting to know about our late King Birendra is a really proud thing. Once a person visits the palace, he will never be able to forget it.
The writers are Grade VI students at Kathmandu University High School in Dhulikhel, Kavre.