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“Dirty” 2 of 5 stars
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Thamel
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath...
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“Dirty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The place is dirty, people spitting everywhere the locals.
Shopping paradise but not cheap and shop owners are not bothered to entertain bargains.
But the best place to book any tours, treks etc, many choices.
Budget place to stay but not sure of the quality and safety of the place.
There are some restaurants but the kitchens dont look clean.

Visited October 2012
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“Don't miss this place, day or night it's wild!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

A wild vibrant district of Kathmandu - not to be missed. Just chill out and watch the bustling crowd from a roof top snack bar or join in and have fun bargaining for anything and everything. Food fun noise and smells.

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“Shopping and eating paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Most of the shops selling goods without price tag, can negotiate the price. locals are very friendly. Good and honest businessman. A lot of place to eat, to dine in. Very reasonable price. it is safe to walk until night. One thing about thamel is that it is very dusty, roads are not well maintained. Mask is a must. There are variety of lodgings here, shouldn't be a problem if you make a last minute arrangement.

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“Get a rickshaw and cruise around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We loved walking around the Thamel region in the evening. It feels safe and the people watching is incredible. Taking a bike rickshaw is always worth it. Lots of great shops, restaurants, people, cows, random temples...just get lost and explore.

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“A nice market place but pricy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Thamel is a tourist market, and because of that the prices are inflated. Bargaining will take you a long way, but not as low as other places. There's also the fact that the place really smells bad and is very dusty.

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