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Address: Kathmandu, Nepal
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This area was once a thriving center for bargaining, eating and meeting...

This area was once a thriving center for bargaining, eating and meeting other travelers; these days it's become quiet due to the popularity of the nearby Thamel district.

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Freak Street isn't anymore.

It's right down from a popular cafe but Freak Street isn't anymore. It's about as tame as you can get. I remember it from the late 1960s when I was first there. The houses looked... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul K
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California
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is little or nothing on this street, a few cafes, shops etc.. but nothing of interest really. The good old days are gone and when apparently Freak Street had some culture... I wish I could time travel to that time.

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's right down from a popular cafe but Freak Street isn't anymore. It's about as tame as you can get. I remember it from the late 1960s when I was first there. The houses looked like they should be in an architectural case book and so many of the people were actual "cases". It's empty now, few people, looking almost... More 

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Thank Paul K
Asia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered around the area and you can tell you're on Freak Street from the shops. These sell strange masks, hippie-style clothes, tattoo etc. Hippie vibes indeed!

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Perth western australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband wanted to visit Freak Street after doing some reading about Kathmandu.It is at the end of your Durbar Square visit and frankly you wouldn't even know you were there unless you were looking for it.Just looks like every other market street in Kathamndu.A few places that were pointed out by our guide but otherwise quite unimpressive.

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Thank caddyandbellA
Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Already when I first saw Freak Street, way back in 1976,it was beginning to fade, being outclassed by the then just opening up lodges and restaurants of Thamel, Kathmandu's famed tourist destination for decades now. A few reminders of the glory days remain, but by and large freak Street has become Jochhen tolevoncecagsin, a quiet old Newar neighborhood near to... More 

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Thank Judith A
Jammu and Kashmir, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

There is nothing much to see here. You can see lots of small shops and restaurants and tattoo Parlour. So many small small shops to shop. Nothing much to see.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I never saw this place in it's heyday but it was probably something to behold. Now a few vestiges remain, a couple of old guest houses & my main reason for visiting, The Snowman Cafe, which , apparently, remains virtually unchanged. Some shops selling suitably physchadelic t shirts & some drinking & eating places. Considering how near it is to... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Freak Street has been somewhere that has featured in my imagination since I was a teenager and my sister followed the overland trail across Europe and Asia to India so it was such a disappointment that is not really any different from any other street in the area. Ah well the rest of Kathmandu more than compensated!

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I wandered around for a while, but didn't really find anything exceptionally interesting about it. There are plenty of little shops, hotels and places to eat, but there was nothing that particularly drew me in.

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The place has become a parking lot for the most. But a great place to find fun restaurants, cafes, shops and tattoo parlours. A nice place to hang out if the traffic situation is taken care of.

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