ⓘ Rana palaces of Nepal
The Rana palaces of Nepal were built by the Rana dynasty rulers of Nepal as both private and government buildings. The Rana rule lasted for 104 years, and during that time a number of grand royal residences were built, especially by the Prime Minister, his immediate family, and other high-ranking dignitaries.
Majestic palaces wound called "white elephants" and stood in the center of the large landscaped gardens that Rana rulers use to show their superiority over the common people, and to please their British friends and colleagues Ranas. After the overthrow of the Rana dynasty, palaces were turned into government buildings. Others were demolished by their owners and converted into libraries, museums, hotels, and legacy systems. Most palaces still in private ownership have been destroyed or are in ruins. Most of the state palaces have been preserved and restored.