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. Take a look at our Kathmandu road trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Thamel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • So many shop and restaurants but very confused to get nice restaurant , local people is very kind but littlbit unclear place.  more »
  • Thamel is an old area of Kathmandu. Lots of narrow lanes, interesting shops. The more commercial area of Thamel is geared up for tourists and the older area is a typical Nepalese local shopping area.....  more »
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