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Asan, Kathmandu

(3.9/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Great place to experience local life and try street food. They sell everything. Take time to explore the little alleys too. From Thamel walk to the main road towards the North Face shop, and turn righ...  more »
  • The street are full with people, shops vehicles. So crowded that you will actually enjoy it a lot in different way. it will be a very interesting just to walk around and watch peoples activities.  more »
  • Go if you like seeing the locals buying and selling their household supplies, some great photo opportunities filled with colour and vibrancy. Go early we went at 7.30am and by 8.00am onwards it was pa...  more »