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"Kathmandu" Kathmandu Tip by Robmj

Kathmandu, Nepal: 60 reviews and 102 photos

by Robmj

Kathmandu has a mystical allure for many a traveller. Drawn by the hippy days tales, visitors are now subjected to a onslaught of sights, sounds, colours, smells, people and traffic.

From my perspective most of Kathmandu is incredibly under-developed, filthy and looks like a bomb has gone off. Its chaotic, noisy and is insane with people and traffic. However a scratch below the surface reveals many areas with lovely buildings and temples and narrow alleyways and squares filled with interest.

The Thamel area is tourist central and contains a mass of hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and trekking agencies. This is the area to stay and organise anything you could need for a trek in Nepal. There really is a great selection of eating and drinking choice in this location.

Nearby Dubar square is the traditional heart of the old town and has an array of architectural buildings and temples. People watching is also popular here and a number of stalls and street vendors will attempt to sell you something you may not need.

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  • Written Sep 10, 2011
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