Mandala Street
Mandala Street
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Primal Survivor
India310 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
A by lane in kathamndu thamel area lined with souvenir shops (costly nothing exceptional)
But plenty of eateries, cafe , bakeries to chose from. Beer and hookah too are available.
A few good cafés are
New orleans
Momo majja
Roadhouse pizza
Prices a bit steep but good food !
Written 21 July 2023
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra2,284 contributions
Nov 2019
Despite other areas that are supposed to be traffic free this street actually is which is a relief . There are some cafes some decent shops and a decent place to meet people without getting hassled which I am doing tonight just for that reason as I don’t want a taxi , hash or a massage or even a rickshaw ride ( honestly the hassle is fairly minor compared to many other places but hey ho )
Written 21 November 2019
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Sarah B
Boston, MA152 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
No cars are allowed, which makes for a less fumey, quiet and calm
Shopping or walking experience. I kept going back there and bringing others as the respite can be so needed in the chaos that is Thamel.
Written 15 November 2019
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Tim D
Swan Hill, Australia154 contributions
Oct 2019
Mandala Street is a great little escape if you need a break from the busy streets of Thamel. With more boutique-type shops, no traffic or being hassled by store owners. This is a great spot to regather yourself with a meal or a drink.
Written 13 October 2019
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Lia J
Perth, Australia263 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
A nice little Arcade of shops, and a couple of cafes to stop at for a rest while shopping in Thamel..
Written 9 July 2019
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stupot1944
Derby, UK73 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
very safe area to be out in. lots of different shops to browse. the 2 stories make for a look down on what is going on.
Written 8 May 2019
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enricoca1
Livorno, Italy138 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I am Italian, well travelled and totally trustworthy.
This is my 8th times I land in Kathmandu because of climbing...usually a walk through Thamel is mandatory fir smthg I need to buy.
Mandala street is a really cool small street, but totally fake. I mean, it’s what we guys from Europe and the US have in mind thinking about the “spiritual” Asia: walls of cool shiny dark bricks, well paved, clean, with nice shops and employees well dressed and smiling...
That’s not Thamel, that’s not Kathmandu nor Nepal: that it’s dusty, dirty, smelly, with people spitting and throwing rubbish along the streets and the river. Trust me: take off the dirt from Nepal, and it’s 50% less interesting than it is.
So go to Thamel, forget about Mandala street unless you hit on it (easy) and enjoy the real life.
Written 23 April 2019
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BillTaylor2014
Dannevirke, New Zealand54 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Tucked deep in the Thamel area. The good bit is, is that there are no cars. Heaps of shops/traders and some excellent cafes. See if you can find the Cafe with no name. It is worth it :)
Written 20 April 2019
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Bill Y
18 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Mandala Street has some great shopping and hides the entrance to Himalayan Java which has some of the best coffee in Thamel. There is a good cashmere shop with high quality goods as well. If you want a good strong take away coffee the little coffee shop on the corner does great coffee as well.
Written 24 March 2019
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,261 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is one of the key streets of the tourist shopping area. Lots of shops, many selling the same things - you just have to make your choice and then remember to bargain hard, even if it doesn’t come naturally!
Written 8 March 2019
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