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“The heart of Katmandu” 5 of 5 stars
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Thamel
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ranked #16 of 59 Attractions in Kathmandu
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Nightlife
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“The heart of Katmandu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Browsing the narrow streets of Katmandu's Tamel is a must. The shopping is great. Look for trading gear, arts and crafts and Nepalese souvenirs. Bargaining is mandatory!! You can reduce prices by 50-60%. Restaurants in the Tamel are the best in the city. Look for Indian and Italian restaurants, or coffee shops. If you are late nighters, the Tamel's late night scene is amazing. In short – you can spend several days in the Tamel without having to leave. Enjoy!!

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“Centrl place for tourist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It is central area , very good handicraft and pasmina shopes, If you love night life walk around very good places gives relaxing music

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“Touristy Chaos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I normally avoid touristy areas like the plague; but Thamel has its own charm. Absolutely buzzes at night, and packed full of good restaurants. Not sure why you would stay here more than a night or two. Hotels in Bhaktapur are much more pleasant and devoid of all tourists at night.

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“perfect trekkers town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at Samsara resort in Thamel and were able to roam the streets. Safe at night and great place to haggle for gifts and such. Also delicious momo's and massages and food off carts everywhere. Perfect place to enjoy Kathmandu with chaos and still a little pace.

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“If you are in shopping time, this is the place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

You will find almost any kind of handicraft which is produce in Nepal and Tibet. barging is a must . Offer half of the price and do not quit.

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