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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  • Everything from kitchen to corporate materials can be found in this street. The way shops are exposed that everything is transparent. We can make our own choices of goods. Better quality products and ...  more »
  • This is absolutely brilliant. Not even in the diversity of goods and products, while the colorful vendors themselves. Unlike the Eastern Arab or Turkish bazaars Nepalese very restrained and passing few stick-and if they offer something to buy, with some dignity.
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  • From Thamel, but few travellers. People who sell vegetables on the street, who sells spices, who sells household goods, etc, unlike the Thamel are crowded from early morning. You can buy utensils of brass to get around this, and eat Dal Bhat.
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