Asan, Kathmandu

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Pore over the broad variety of produce, spices, housewares, and clothing at Asan. The bustling market, spread over streets and narrow alleyways, was once strategically positioned along the India-Tibet trade route and has operated for centuries. Today it contains everything from food to textiles and merchandise, which you can peruse at your leisure among the locals who frequent the market. Various temples and shrines dot the streets of the bazaar, most notably the three-tiered temple to the goddess of abundance, in the southeast corner. Plan to explore and navigate the extremely narrow roads on foot. Put Asan on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kathmandu tourist route planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This is a great place to see the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, there are shops and stalls galore selling everything that you could possible want. The sights and sounds round here are great to explor...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    the place where you can get all the necessity thing at cheap price,it is the oldest bazar in kathmandu ,,  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    do you like to get localize? do you want to know what is the true side of nepal? then this is the place you must visit. you will find this place filled with people, green vendors and litlle shops. a n...  more »

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