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Thamel, Kathmandu
(3.6/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Thamel has a lot of stalls . You can find a lot of artifacts, art, clothes, paper craft,bags, souvenirs but , most of the sellers quote a higher price .Put on your bargaining hats to get the products ...  more »
  • The Thamel was the hottest place of Ktamandu. Has a good, many options of astral restaurant, many shops to buy everything, scarves, t-shirts, trekking articles anyway. I really enjoyed to stay there is close to Durbar Square and the more distant tourist attraction is about 8 km.
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  • You have to visit Thamel when you are in Kathmandu. I thought it would be the same for India but I was wrong. Not saying anything about India but the comparison was bizarre for me. People were nicer, ...  more »