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After you've had your fill of gazing at mountains, inspecting monuments and checking out the local markets for souvenirs, there's nothing like browsing around the museums for some quiet moment of relaxation. One such museum is the National Ethnographic Museum which presents a kaleidoscopic image of Nepal to visitors. This museum showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Nepali people which tourists and Nepalis can see right here in the heart of the capital. Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal National Ethnographic museum has set up a permanent exhibition of eleven different ethnic communities namely: Thakali, Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, Rai, Limbu, Chepang, Jyapu of the Newar group, Magar, Sunwar, and Tharu, in the diorama hall at the Tourist Service Center in Bhrikutimandap.
The Museum aims to function as a living resource center to inform and educate both Nepali and foreign visitors/tourists interested in knowing and learning about Nepal's architecture and culture (customs, lifestyles and occupation).