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Address: Thamel Marg/Thahity Street | Thamel Chowk, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Honest, Realistic and Real Pashminas and Cashmere Fabrics. What a rarity!

Thamel is Kathmandu's tourist hotspot, offering bars and restaurants alongside a wearying collection of shops flogging singing bowls, gewgaws, t-shirts and swathes of 'pashminas... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
AlexanderMcNabb
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Thamel is Kathmandu's tourist hotspot, offering bars and restaurants alongside a wearying collection of shops flogging singing bowls, gewgaws, t-shirts and swathes of 'pashminas'. This oasis in Thamel's bustle displays prices, origins and the quality of its wares. You can buy cotton or hemp textiles through to the finest cashmere - the wool that a pashmina is actually made from... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went to Friendly Pashimina Export several times during my visit in Kathmandu. Akemi and Ron (the owner) are so helpful and friendly. There are a variety of scarves with great quality. Nice souvenirs whether for oneself, family or friends. If you feel disoriented with the variety, ask the owner or staff for recommendation. They always offer great advice. I... More 

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Thank Claireliu88
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

First of all, the owner and his wife are extremely nice! Other staffs are also nice:) They are honest and very friendly. Prices are very reasonable. His wife is Japanese and she has great taste of choosing pashmina for customers. Shop's display is cute and awesome. It is easy to look around in the shop due to nice display. They... More 

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Thank Erirobi
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I have very wonderful shopping experience in this shop. Every evening in Thamel, I came here, and I always can find surprising product. I really enjoy the shopping time here with such friendly and good looking owner, Ram.

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Thank Pqr S
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Wanted a cashmere/Silk Scarf for my mom and ended up buying one of the more expensive ones because it was a beautiful mix between midnight and tropical blue. The owner is super friendly and helpful. You can tell off the start he won't try to push anything on you and has very fair prices. The other top rated Pashmina store... More 

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Kuching
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

The shop is not easy to find but well worth the effort. I got our hotel to phone ahead and Ram kept a lookout for us (this might be the easiest way!). Ram’s phone number is 9851008304. Shop owner Ram knows his pashmina and was happy to explain the differing qualities and prices. We like how he was not pushy;... More 

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2 Thank UncleCat
Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

This shop has a lovely variety of scarves and pashminas, a knowledgeable owner and a calmer, gentler atmosphere than many of the street shops, which may be one of the reasons it has appealed to so many western shoppers (see other reviews). You walk into a space that gets you away from the buzz of the street where you can... More 

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Thank Vera A
Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

my first time visit Nepal was 2014 Feb and Mar. that time I meet this nice shop and nice person, Ram and Akimi. They are really cute couples, friendly and kind. Also their products are nice. All kinds of Pashmina products you can find here, with different quality and price. you can choose what you want and present for friends.... More 

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Thank 2peipei
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

My friends and I searched through the Internet looking for more details on selecting good cashmere/pashmina shawls in kathmandu since we are around the area. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we had a very hard time searching for the store. Basically there are no difference between cashmere and pashmina as they are both from the same source. The difference... More 

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3 Thank ivy T
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

My friend and I visited "Friendly Pashmina Export" (Also called "Friendly Pashmina Store") in Thamel today and had such a wonderful experience. First of all, this place was very hard to find. We spent several hours looking for it based on the previous review and the longer online review. Eventually, we had someone call the owner, and he met us... More 

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