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Thamel is a popular tourist destination in Kathmandumarker, Nepalmarker. Thamel has been the centre of the tourist industry in Kathmandu for over two decades, growing up between two of the original hotels, the Kathmandu Guesthouse and Hotel Utse. Even though Thamel has been referred to as the "ghetto" by some, most low-budget travelers consider it a tourist haven.

Ason Bazaar, Durbar Square, Samakushi and Swayambhunathmarker are a mere 10 to 30 minutes walk from Thamel. Thamel has a vibrant ethnic culture practised by its core population of the Newar people.

Hashish sellers openly approach in the streets.

Thamel also acts as the pre-base camp for mountaineers. It boasts a wide range of mountaineering gear shops, foreign money exchange booths, pubs, clubs and nightlife along with the innumerous travel lodges and guest houses.Gang crimes and teenage violence-crazed incidents take place quite often in some regions of greater Thamel.All in all, Thamel is home to a wide range of audience of the nepalese population for entertainment and employment purposes.

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