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“masala”(2 reviews)
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Between Durbar Square and Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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All reviews busy market hustle and bustle masala amazing market durbar square and thamel ancient times vendors selling everyday life for sale two hours narrow streets singing bowls great place to visit couple of hours shop bazaar tole
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this market. I'm still trying to figure out where certain things are located since there seems to be a theme to different streets. If you're willing to look, you can find almost anything in the market. I love buying spices here. It's a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fulltimeexplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a cool place to wonder around. There are so many vendors everywhere, offering anything from fresh fruits, to souvenirs, and local goods.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank SteveFEAT8848
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For now 3 years no more activities, only pedestrians, no business; you can forget it. Before the earthquake of 2015 i used to go there and took some ladies in photos and discussed with them....now fineshed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank philou_cdc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has to be one of the busiest streets in Kathmandu with a myriad of vendors selling almost everything, It is packed with people and bustling with cyclists and motor bikes and has intense atmosphere. and a buzz to it. Soak in the atmosphere of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a walk outside of Thamel and witness the busy daily action of this thriving area. Never felt unsafe or hassled - just observe

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Asan is not for everyone. It is not touristy but for locals. It can be crowded but we loved the bustle of every day life in Kathmandu. There are rows of shops/stalls selling pots, pans, spices, clothes, appliances etc. each little group has there own...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jt2407
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Do take a walk if you are in Kathmandu. You can find many unique Items and Food there. Most of the items are 'Local Price" especially the food items.. But do nego on "tourist" items like shawl etc etc. There is a Lassi store which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KC O
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The Asan Market starts early and evolves as the day goes on. At 6AM it’s food oriented with the seasonal produce which this season included oyster mushrooms, pomegranate, apples and tomatoes; the faithful do their rounds at the neighborhood temples leaving flowers and bits of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank floh1203
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The place where we found every need with much religious faith and we can face the tradition of Kathmandu with particular Newari culture. This is a very busy site of Kathmandu.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chalisesulav321
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Asan is the part of the old tradition of kathmandu . Always busy ,always beautiful and amazingly colorful. From Masala,clothes ,herbs ,your basics utility and all in between. Asan is mixture of the old city and new . Highly recommended for great deals on traditional...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Raj T
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27 December 2017|
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Response from bishwasgrg | Reviewed this property |
well, if you go in wee hour u will find nothing much so i f you really want to experience the local hustle... i think late afternoon is the perfect time to visit the place