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Address: Kathmandu, Nepal
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This area was once a thriving center for bargaining, eating and meeting...

This area was once a thriving center for bargaining, eating and meeting other travelers; these days it's become quiet due to the popularity of the nearby Thamel district.

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Not what it use to be, but worth a look

It was a must to visit based on it's history, but its not what it use to be. Still go take a look. The hippies changed, there are not the backpackers anymore, but still has shops... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a must to visit based on it's history, but its not what it use to be. Still go take a look. The hippies changed, there are not the backpackers anymore, but still has shops and restaurants, bars.

Thank Yanka_12
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Hukka Bars, Tattoo Shop, Tourist handicraft shops. Located near by Basantapur durbar square which is best palace do dine out for launch or dinner with groups.

Thank shakyasayar
Bolsward, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This street is nothing special. Some shops, bars and restaurants. Came walking from Thamel, 10 minutes later went back to Thamel again.

Thank Nasitrassi
Lemont, Illinois
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696 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Unless our local guide had not told us the stories about Freak St. we would not have noticed anything different from any other normal street elsewhere in Nepal. Just an average street with the usual stores and such. Knowing the history was interesting and of course, if you are of a certain age, you have your own stories from those... More 

Thank sandra n
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The favorite story about this place is about how Jimmy Hendrix hang out here in the 70s. Now its like many streets in Kathmandu with the exception of the many guest houses here. Staying on Freak Street means you don't have to pay to see Durbar Square (which is next door) which looked so nice before the earthquake. Wonder when... More 

Thank azli j
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There is little or nothing on this street, a few cafes, shops etc.. but nothing of interest really. The good old days are gone and when apparently Freak Street had some culture... I wish I could time travel to that time.

Thank JoeJourneys
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's right down from a popular cafe but Freak Street isn't anymore. It's about as tame as you can get. I remember it from the late 1960s when I was first there. The houses looked like they should be in an architectural case book and so many of the people were actual "cases". It's empty now, few people, looking almost... More 

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Wandered around the area and you can tell you're on Freak Street from the shops. These sell strange masks, hippie-style clothes, tattoo etc. Hippie vibes indeed!

Thank andrea2359
Perth western australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband wanted to visit Freak Street after doing some reading about Kathmandu.It is at the end of your Durbar Square visit and frankly you wouldn't even know you were there unless you were looking for it.Just looks like every other market street in Kathamndu.A few places that were pointed out by our guide but otherwise quite unimpressive.

Thank caddyandbellA
Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Already when I first saw Freak Street, way back in 1976,it was beginning to fade, being outclassed by the then just opening up lodges and restaurants of Thamel, Kathmandu's famed tourist destination for decades now. A few reminders of the glory days remain, but by and large freak Street has become Jochhen tolevoncecagsin, a quiet old Newar neighborhood near to... More 

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