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Address: Between Durbar Square and Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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So many shops.

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.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ashima T
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Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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Bombay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Busselton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!!

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Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ason Tole is truly a piece of old Kathmandu. It is always jammed with Nepalis doing basic goods shopping. Fortunately, very little car traffic unless the car actually lives there. Some tourist shops with the lovely Tibetan Carpets and other things, are located up tiny little wooden stairways on the 2nd floor. Many little alleys and small streets join with... More 

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Bari, Italy
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visit early morning for enjoying the marketplace with its street sellers. Many shops also sell excellent spices and incences. Up the road there is the metal market for brass plates and vases. Nice

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Asia
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

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 right at the junction. Walk all the way till the overhead bridge (don't cross to the other side of the road!), and Asan is just... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

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NSW AUSTRALIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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 packed.

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