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    Himalayan Map House: Maps and postcards

    by Saagar Written Mar 11, 2010

    If you need trekking maps and overview maps, postcards and some books on geography, the Himalayan Map House down the street from KTM Guest House (near Third Eye, opposite side) may have what you are looking for. a wide selection, but if you need the 1:50.000 maps you will still have to go Thapathali to get them.
    Friendly service, easy layout of the shop.

    The Himalayan Map house is also a publishing company, producing maps and other things.

    What to buy: Wide selection of maps and post cards.

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    Creative Art Gallery: Paintings - not kitch, at Creative Art Gallery

    by Saagar Written Mar 11, 2010

    A small exhibition/art gallert one level up from the street in Thamel. Doesn't really distinguish itself from many similar shops around there except for the wide open front and sometimes very large paintings seen from the street.
    The painter/artist is Raju Manandhar.
    I bought a large Tharu dance motif. Very nice, has gotten many compliments from visitors at home. It may be something off a postcard, but never mind, it is lively, artsy, recognizeable and with colors that act as a polka dot in my place.

    What to buy: Landscapes, folklorish motives, city motives. They will probably paint according to order, too.

    What to pay: Not cheap, but you will find that the frame may cost more when you live in Northern Europe....
    It is all in the eye of the beholder....

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    • Arts and Culture

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    Unique Money Changer: Staying in Kupondole, Sanepa - Unique

    by Saagar Written Aug 19, 2011

    Unique Money Changer is not particularily Unique, but they are conveniently located near the entrances of Summit and Greenwich hotels in Kupondole. Fast, efficient and good service with a smile.. They do Western Union transfers, too.

    What to pay: Good echange rates, low commissions.

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    Patan Darbar: Good place to buy so many things

    by leena77 Written Jan 27, 2007

    What to buy: If you are in Kathmandu,then do visit Patan Darbar! The place is very beautiful to watch. Besides that you can get so many small small things in reasonable prices. I have bought antique 'bell' which is tradditonal thing of Nepal. You can get wooden boxes, oxidised jwellery and so many wooden crafts there. If you feel tired there,you can have delicious snack in restaurants nearby....which are beautifully decorated and reasonable in price.

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  • Delicious Indian Sweets

    by Staffi Updated Feb 14, 2005

    In a corner of New Road in Kathmandu, this shop is easy to miss!! It has the best selection of Indian sweets in Nepal, I'm sure!
    The display counter holds all the soft, milky sweets, which are always fresh, and in the back are all the pre-packaged varieties. You can select one of everything or a box full of your favourtites!

    What to buy: Although they are almost all delicious, I highly recomend the small creamy coloured diamond sweets with silver on top. I'm not sure what they are called, but these are far and away the best of them all. They are made of milk, and have a soft texture, half creamy; half crumbly. Some are sweeter than others, which is what I like about the silver-foiled diamonds - they are not so sweet. If you've tasted Indian sweets before and didn't really like them - don't be put off! These ones really are the best :-)

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    several places: Masks and other woodcarving

    by Roggeveen Written May 18, 2005

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    There are many shops selling the most beautiful woodcarvings. I alway like to take a mask from a far trip. Here in Kathmandu There is plenty of choice.

    What to buy: Masks

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    • Arts and Culture

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    by davidjo Written Apr 5, 2012

    Many of the souvenir shops are owned by Kashmiris and you must bargain hard. There are some beautiful carpets available but many are inferior quality.

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