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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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US$ 90.00*
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Experience Kathmandu: Tour of The City

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A haven for trekkers to get their stuff dirt cheap.

A bustling market with good eateries, pubs, and shopping areas. if you are into trekking you can get your gear from here dirt cheap.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Busy buzzing part of Kathmandu, lots of shopping, food options, bars entertainment. This is the best area to stay.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pashminas and tourist toot - tends to be repetative, but fun walking round streets and getting lost. Very busy with locals and tourists.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately cars, scooters, motors, pedestrians, cyclists, riskjas, ... all try to move into the narrow streets at the same time... All motorized traffic makes a lot of noise and the exhaust gases 'kill' this beating heart... It would be great to ban this motorized traffic (or only allow between specific hours)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bustling market with good eateries, pubs, and shopping areas. if you are into trekking you can get your gear from here dirt cheap.

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Thank Diya B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting to be there in long time for one day walking around,looking shops and monuments.live in the middle of peoples observer their early job in the morning.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a place full of boutiques with souvenirs all almost the same but asking for different prices. Shop around more and bargain before you buy. Very dusty and dirty. No night life after 9 pm nothing on the streets.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want Western world crazy, visit this place. If you want Nepal, avoid it. Annoying and crowded.

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Thank Andrew B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thamel is a wonderful chaos. So many shops, colours and smells. Shopping paradise. You can find everything here from crafts to day tours. I felt very safe although traffic is a concern! just stick to the side of the street

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist. The area offers a multitude of souvenir shops, clothing, jewelry, cashmere, wall hangings, antiques, cafes, restaurants, etc. Stroll at your leisure and take in the local offerings.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just love Thamel. It's insane, it's busy, it's touristy yet you just couldn't be anywhere else. Go out first thing in the morning, before the traffic to get a real flavour because once the traffic starts it's every man for himself. To me it's simply Kathmandu city - bits of spirituality, lots of business and LOADS of shopping. It's... More 

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