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. Put Thamel into our Kathmandu road trip planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kathmandu.
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  • Great place with huge cillection of all items. The environment is very friendly and peacefull. It has got wide range of products.  more »
  • Yes ... it is for tourist but still, i would believe its a must place to see. we spend there 4 nights (at different times) and by the end of the period, it was easy to find everything. am not sure if ...  more »
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