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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  • It is a 10-minute walk northeast of Darbar. I passed around noon on weekdays, but there were a lot of people and motorcycles. It was a typical scenery of the bustle of Asia in the dusty place. I think that it is efficient to try to walk from Darbar to Tamal on foot.
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  • It is on the outskirts of Tamar, and the store opened in front of a small temple, and a lot of customers are constant. The bustle is worse than the center of Tamar, and it is not sanitary, but it is a place where you can experience Asia strongly.
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