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Kathmandu Travel Guide

Kathmandu Shopping

Shopping in Kathmandu offers a variety of goods ranging from authentic local handicrafts to religious souvenirs. In Kathmandu, there are shops in the Patan and Bhaktapur areas that trade in bronze and copper goods such as Buddha idols, while Pokhara is good for Gorkha insignia banners, flags and medals, as well as Newari artefacts such as wooden statues and figurines. There are also many shops in Kathmandu selling hand-woven cotton fabric and clothing. Nepalese souvenirs include Tibetan carpets, thangkas and paubhas (scroll paintings), Terai baskets and traditional rice paper. Kashmiri shawls, Tibetan robes and embroidered kaftans are also very popular, and there is a lot of religious paraphernalia for sale at Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. However, the most sought-after treasures are the rare lime-green tourmaline gems.

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