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Thamel

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Address: Kathmandu, Nepal
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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US$25.00*
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Walking Tour of Kathmandu to Ason Markets
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US$100.00*
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3-Hour Thamel Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw in Kathmandu
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Experience Kathmandu: 5-Hour City Tour

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Noisy , dusty and busy but very interesting

Great little streets to wander through, something interesting to see, smell and hear around every corner .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Brisbane
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked to Thamel from the Radisson which took about 20 mins or so. Very obviously for tourists but there are some little surprises inside like the cafes on Mandala Street and Sum Cafe which offer respite from the hustle and bustle of traffic and people. There was some pleasant looking accommodation. A must see even if it is just... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great little streets to wander through, something interesting to see, smell and hear around every corner .

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São Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thamel is kinda chaotic. Many streets, vendors, restaurants (which I did not eat, I always ate at the hotel). Good to buy souvenirs from Nepal, as long as you recognize the difference of Made in China, and made in Nepal.

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thimel is the tourist mecca in kathmandu. It has quaint alleys, small shops selling curios, paintings etc. And of course best eateries. It also has good hotels and thats the place to stay and spend in KTM

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved the thamel area, great for souviner shopping, with a hippie edge. Some stall have set prices other need to barter to get a good price, which is all part of the experience

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved it! Great shops, restaurants and bars. Safe. Easy to navigate. La Baguette for the best coffee in the area. Quality espresso drinks and bakery on site. I went everyday for the fresh Himalayan coffee. They also sell it by the pound to bring home!!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An exciting and must visit place. Local folks are nice and simple people, don't appear aggressive or threatening as other developing countries. Lots of stores selling religious and cultural trinkets, paintings, shawls, trekking stuff etc. Must bargain as very competitive and every other shops sells similar things. You can spend all day (and night!) window shopping.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely a safe little area for tourists and would have taken my teenagers to this section, patrolled and secured by police. Looking for Souvenirs - yak and cashmere wool shops full of scarf wraps blankets, variety of SInging Bowls but go off the main streets as better quality and prices Looking for Mountain gear - variety of quality so ask... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a place where you can find all kinds of souvenirs. REMEMBER TO BARGAIN. Cut the price into half and start to negotiate with the owner. It is like a game, you are guessing how low the price could be. Great variety of restaurants.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is known as hippy town among many tourists and locals. I bought handmade goods and handicrafts such as silver, copper, wooden statues, jewellery, etc. Pashmina, thanka, restaurants, hotels, cafés and temples were everywhere in this area. Traffic was a bit crazy as usual but didn't notice any accident. It's business as usually as any other old city areas... More 

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