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“Great area!”
Review of Thamel

Thamel
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3-Hour Thamel Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw in Kathmandu
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Walking Tour of Kathmandu to Ason Markets
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Kathmandu City Tour by Rickshaw
Ranked #9 of 177 things to do in Kathmandu
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great area!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Good shopping area or just to stroll around, lots of tourists in the area. Full of restaurants, cafe's and bakery's, gifts shops. Life of Kathmandu.

Visited January 2013
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Zhuzhou, China
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“For shopping and drinking”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

That's about it. Drinking, partying till 11pm and shopping. It's the place to stroll around the narrow streets. Don't get lost. Bargain!

Visited December 2012
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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“A great place to wander through and look”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

All sorts of interesting things for sale in little tiny cave-like shops. Wonderful incense smalls permeate the air. Lots of hustle and bustle - you have to keep a close eye on the traffic with all the scooter, bicycle rickshaws, and motor bikes - a lively area of the city.

Visited January 2013
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wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Steel yourself”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Thamel - manic, busy, colourful. Rows of shops all selling similar gear. We stayed on the doorstep and dipped in on a couple of occaisions so we were lucky we didn't have to do it all at once. A good street map is essential. Beware and ignore drug dealers they6 can be pretty persistent even when you are in your mid fifties!

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great place to shop and eat”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Thamel is touristy, yes. And yes, at night it can be a bit sketchy (but not unsafe). However, for a wide selection of shopping and dining, it's a must. There are also plenty of hotels in the surrounding area.

Visited January 2013
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