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. For Asan and beyond, use our Kathmandu trip itinerary planning site to get the most from your Kathmandu vacation.
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  • People were rushing to get best stuff for their home from this market. It is nice to look around the crowded yet vibrant market of Kathmandu. Lot of varieties of products ranging from food to home app...  more »
  • Get all you want from these old streets , with lovely ancient buildings hidden behind the wares. Shop for the Nepal embroider shawls and spices .  more »
  • Getting lost in the colors and noises of this market between goods, temples and people is an unforgettable experience. The vitality, the chaos, the crowds are really indescribable. The prevailing feeling is that of living in the midst of trade that repeats unchanged since ancient times. After visiting Durbar Square, wounded by the earthquake of 2015 and being restored, do not miss the visit of this place that is without a doubt the real beating heart of Kathmandu.
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