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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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  • Great fun to walk the streets of Thamel. Kathmandu and the Thamel District are a great place to enjoy the culture of Southeast Asia. Fantastic time! 
    Great fun to walk the streets of Thamel. Kathmandu and the Thamel District are a great place to enjoy the culture of Southeast Asia. Fantastic time!  more »
  • It's loud, it's wild, it's crazy, it's waaaaay overcrowded! And you are not a backpacker. Just do it! Go with the traffic flow (cross with a local) and soak it in. There's nothing more "Kathmandu.....  more
    It's loud, it's wild, it's crazy, it's waaaaay overcrowded! And you are not a backpacker. Just do it! Go with the traffic flow (cross with a local) and soak it in. There's nothing more "Kathmandu.....  more »

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