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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  • Visited twice. Very clean. Best to wander lanes & get lost amongst people & stalls. Amazing bargains on numerous items.  more »
  • In terms of sheer throng and urban craziness, this area of Kathmandu outdoes Accra, Bangkok, Colombo, Delhi, and everywhere else through the whole alphabet! The rules and distinctions of traffic...  more »
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  • Always busy place. Charm has not gone for ason even after hundreds of shopping centres in the city.
  • Best place for shopping almost every items are found and it's easy to access

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