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Asan, Kathmandu
(3.9/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Ancient historic market where you can get almost everything. You find everything over here. Small but big market. 
  • Our guide walked us thru this exciting market on our way back to our hotel. It was so interesting to see all the local merchants interacting with the Nepalese people. I loved all the energy. Don't go ...  more »
  • Really interesting to see street vendors sell fruits, vegetable, fish, chicken and peppers. Try the ghost pepper!