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“Totally Tourist Residential Area.”
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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“Totally Tourist Residential Area.”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

There is a lot of budget Hotel for F.I.T. Tourist.many many handicraft good's are available on the street no pro blame for x-change Money every where ATM machines.

Visited April 2013
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“chilling spot”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

shopping, great food, music... u name it they have it... also a large number of money changers are available here so you can check and get the best rate....


Visited July 2012
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Kingston, ON
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“Thamel- tourist hub of Kathmandu”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Thamel was our anchor point during a month of trekking in Nepal, April 2013. To say that it is busy and interesting is to understate it. Its narrow streets are a hive of activity with pedestrians, cars, small trucks and motor bikes all sharing the roadways. It's full of shops for hiking gear, t-shirts (printed) and embroidered; the latter will embroider whatever you want on a t-shirt for less than a printed t-shirt in most other tourist locations. You have to bargain for most things, and the shop keepers are generally good humoured about it. There are restaurants serving every kind of food you can imagine, ranging from local Nepali & Newari to Mexican and Japanese. Often one restaurant will serve multiple kinds of food, for example chow mein and pizza. Generally speaking the food is very good to excellent.

Changing money was easy because there are exchange shops everywhere with their rates outside. They do not charge an extra commission, so you get the same rate whether you change $100 or $10.

We felt safe walking in Thamel in daylight as well as in the evening. I didn't hear of any tourist that had their pockets picked or backpacks entered during the several days that we stayed there.

Visited April 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“A busy street full of stories.”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The junction of tourists, thamel is known for its presence of the fusion of the tourists and the locals. The place that is always happening. This place is focused on tourists and there are different things like crafts, arts, foods, culture and events available there.

Visited February 2013
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“All the fun of the fair!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great place to wander around in! You have to haggle a bit or the traders try their luck though. Mind you people are not well off, so don't overdo the haggling.
Everything Nepal has to offer in souvenirs is here and I noticed that a lot of the travellers were ditching their western attire for the easy care and easy wear clothing available. Wise move in that heat.
If you can, spend some time just wandering before choosing your presents. I think that this is also a good last stop before getting to the airport. That way , you don't have to carry souvenirs far.

Visited April 2013
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