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Thamel, Kathmandu

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A warren of high-rises and streets packed with eateries, shops, and accommodations, Thamel serves as a haven for backpackers and Western tourists visiting the capital. Use this bustling neighborhood as a base for venturing out into the rest of the capital, but don't leave without indulging in some shopping for locally made souvenirs. After wandering the markets and streets full of vendors, kick back with a drink or a bite to eat at one of the restaurants and bars in the area. Keep your wits about you while exploring, however, as the area does attract pickpockets and scammers. Plan to see Thamel and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kathmandu tourist route planner.
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  • There is a lot of energy in this area...lots to see, buy and eat...a bit dusty and loud...but you can't miss it.  more »
  • Great area for a stroll.this part of Katmandou is full of people from all places. It is known for shopping qnd deserves a quick visit. Temples ,urban and tourists are presominant.  more »
  • Thamel is more of a Tourist's place than everyday place. People go there to see hotels, restaurants, antique shops, souvenir shops, stroll around. You will see more of tourists in the road than locals...  more »