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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  • road is under construction and in bad shapes ... highly dusty .. not recommended for walking or crossing....  more »
  • Asan's visit is a unique event. Busy market with everything to offer, it is a market primarily for the domestic population. Asan is an ancient traditional newari market and it is located just a few st...  more »
  • Piazza went to the outdoor market. From morning to go and interact with customers and sellers was hustle double. Typical landscape in Asia.
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