Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), Kathmandu

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#30 of 49 in Sightseeing in Kathmandu
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In the 1960s, swarms of hippies from all over the world congregated at Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), where they smoked hashish from government-run shops, seeking enlightenment and escape from political frustration. The street has changed since crackdowns in the 1970s: though the buildings remain the same, now they house shops and cafes catering mostly to backpackers. Stop for a drink, to buy souvenirs, or to reminisce with the aging bohemians and shopkeepers about the area's heyday. Add Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole) and other attractions to your Kathmandu trip itinerary using our Kathmandu itinerary maker.
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  • Great place to find quaint souvenirs, paintings and clothes. Unless otherwise indicated, everything is negotiable we were there in the 2000s  more »
  • We both went here to find so many shops and eating places. Some people had spread their materials on the roads as well to attract some customers.  more »
  • Reportedly, Freak Street visited by Bob Marley, the Beatles and Jimi Henrix. Multiple sweat shops and bars. Interesting to visit.  more »

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