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One of the most well-known and bustling business districts in Kathmandu City, Nepal, Thamel has been and will likely continue to be one of these districts. In the course of more than four decades, the winding lanes of Thamel have never failed to provide for the needs of Nepal's tourism sector, whether those needs have been met by restaurants, majestic temples, or cultural landmarks.

Things to do at Thamel:

  • Learn about history and culture at many noteworthy sites on the premises:

Thamel is more than a thousand years old and is home to many hidden gems, in addition to those that are visible. The tranquil Vikramshila Mahavihara Monastery, which has been around for quite a few decades and still maintains its dignity to this day, can be found at the district's geographic center.

  1. Tri Devi is one of the less well-known temples in Thamel. This center of worship is dedicated to the goddesses Jawala Mai, Dakshinkali, and Manakamana, and it contains temples dedicated to each of these deities.
  2. Underneath a pavement in the northern part of Thamel is where you'll find the Sunken Ganesh Shrine. This unremarkable concrete structure has one of the most exquisite representations of Lord Ganesha.
  3. Ghauri Dhara: Go out to see the enormous natural water source, which is still in use despite being damaged by the tremendous earthquake that struck this region in 2015. People draw water from here for various reasons and over several centuries.
  4. The Shiva Shrine is a beautiful religious structure that can be found not far from Thamel Marg. The house of worship is inundated with worshippers daily due to its status as the focal point of interest within the park of shrines that can be found at this location.
  5. Ashoka Stupa: The mesmerizing Ashoka Stupa, dedicated to the well-known Indian Emperor Ashoka, is a recently refurbished stupa that has a significant place in Indian history and contains a lot of historical weight.

  • Shop till you drop at this haven of retail hub:

 Whether you are looking for good food or clothes, new music albums, or trekking gear, the street shops in Thamel have got you covered. You can always find a good deal on the things sold in this location, especially regarding the handcrafted materials.

What one may purchase in Thamel

  1. Books
  2. Woolen goods 
  3. Handmade goods
  4. Handicrafts 
  5. Trekking gear
  6. Equipment for walking and music on DVDs
  7. Clothes

  • Get treated at the luxury resorts:

The Yak and Yeti Soaltee Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Everest Hotel Hotel de Annapurna are some of the hotels in the Everest region.

  • Entertainment is guaranteed here:

The most recent Nepali and Hindi films are shown in most of the theatres in the Thamel area, including the one that is one of the most popular destinations for moviegoers.

  1. Cinemas operated by QFX
  2. The Majestic Theater

  • It is a food lovers delight and sure to please with the plethora of options:

Thamel is home to several restaurants that offer scrumptious and varied cuisine, which is guaranteed to pique the interest of any gourmet food enthusiast. Bakeries, eateries, and places serving street food may be found in abundance around Thamel. The restaurants serve various cuisines, from Italian to French, Israeli to Indian, and everything in between.

On the other hand, if you want the best flavor, you should always choose to eat traditional Nepalese food. The aroma, the flavor that makes your mouth wet, and the delectable taste have won over the hearts of many people, and they continue to do so even to this day.

This location is home to several well-known restaurants, including:

  1. Mitra Restaurant
  2. Northfield Cafe 
  3. La Dolce Vita Restaurant
  4. Fire and Ice Cafe
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Address of Thamel

Amrit Marga, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Opening & Closing time of Thamel

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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