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Address: Between Durbar Square and Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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The Asan is very good places to visit for people who like real local lifestyle of old downtown heritage city! People come for pray for heritage temple , but same time they buy... read more

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Thamel Kathmandu
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23 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Asan is very good places to visit for people who like real local lifestyle of old downtown heritage city! People come for pray for heritage temple , but same time they buy vegetable for home cooking . Local newer people have traditional shopping like Seal, malpwa, Jari( sweet) peda, etc. Hindu And Buddhist mixed cultural can feel and experience... More 

Thank Rammani
Bolsward, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on my list to visit, because i like local markets. Thought i was at the wrong market, expected it to be much bigger, so a bit disappointed about that.

Thank Nasitrassi
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best buy for local items in cheap and quality always search first. There are many narrow gallis so be aware of motarbike passing through. I cannot belive how government cannot band those wheel to drive there. Rubish is all over the place.

Thank anil42
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite things to do in Kathmandu is an early morning walk in busy Ason Bazaar, with all shops and stalls, temple, people to and fro, the sounds, the smells, the tastes....

Thank blopdon
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178 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Messy but well worth a walk through. Pots and pans, brass wear, clothes, spices, seeds, fruit and vegetables all hanging or displayed along the crowded streets. Bargains on every corner. We loved the hectic atmosphere.

Thank jt2407
Jammu and Kashmir, India
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Asan is a very busy place. Always full of people some are shopping and some are roaming around. Earlier it used to be a vegetable market but now No vegetable market is there.

Thank Ashima T
Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

From the oysters and olives at San Miguel in Madrid, to the floating merchants in Bangkok, there’s just something about markets that get me all excited. Maybe it’s the energy of the place – the conspicuous tourist holding up traffic while selfie-ing, the old man carrying his weight in vegetables shouting over everyone to let him through, strange smells of... More 

Thank ArndyArndy
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Well if you have a crowd phobia then Asan is definitely the wrong choice.... although it is not always crowded. But it is a good place to go and see... the heritage and the businesses and the customers all coming together and making Asan so amazing...

Thank Niranjan L
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89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Narrow lanes, dust, lots of pedestrians jostling for space with motorcyclists trying to weave a path among the pedestrians = Asan!!

Thank sundara
Busselton, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Could spend hours just looking if that's your thing! So many sights, people and fascinating things to see. One of our highlights in Kathmandu visit over 6 days. People watching is a amazing!!

Thank LeaS6475

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