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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which is the popular flea market in Kathmandu?

Mercy Jacob DEC 10 2012
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One of the most touristy and probably the best flea market in Kathmandu is in the Thamel Area. Thronged by tourists from all over the world, this market might not exactly be your cup of tea if you don't like tiny lanes bustling with people.

The tiny shops in this area are brimming with all sorts of queer, some good hotels in Kathmandu, fascinating things ranging from colourful figurines to huge statues. From local handicrafts to counterfeit electronics from China, you will find it all and more in these animated streets. Do look through delightful meditation bowls, photo albums, paper lamps, Thangka Paintings and Pashmina Shawls among other things. For the adventure buffs, there are numerous shops here that you can pick up from trekking gear from- a necessity for your treks in the mountains of Nepal.

Some shops you can see here are:

  • Royal Collection
    Find an array of Silk carpets and runners in this shop nestled in the busy streets of Thamel. Beautiful patterns, finest of fabrics and exotic designs on these carpets make for an excellent take away. Don't forget to bargain.

  • Pilgrims Books

    Lay your hands on all sorts of reading material on Nepal, Mountains, Tibet- almost everything the traveller in you is desirous of. This bookstore also has an inhouse Café, serving steaming cups of a variety of teas. Also buy the fairly priced local artefacts and handicrafts from here.

  • Khukri House

    Make sure you take home one of these beautiful weapon knives from Kathmandu. Available in all sorts of shapes and sizes, Khukri knives are a great gifting option for all those you have left waiting at home!

In addition to the great shopping places, Thalem market also has a handful of great restaurants like Helena's, Or2K and Old Tashi Delek. Once your appetite for shopping is satiated, get spoilt for choice of food here. You can find cheap air tickets to Kathnamdu on ixigo.

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