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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  • Have a local feel than Thamel, like I did. Costumes and household goods and things were sold. Basically, you were destined for shops or simply just to have breakfast quickly and, sometimes, of the crowd are able to shop.
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  • Asan is an ancient crossroads on the road from India to Tibet - anyone going between these places passed through here & it is reflected in the buildings, temples & shops - a very colorful historic baz...  more »
  • We visited the market area as part of a city food tour which was great as we wanted to come to this area after we had finished the lunch time tour. It was everything we hoped it would be, ancient yet ...  more »

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