Thamel is a commercial neighbourhood in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Thamel has been the centre of the tourist industry in Kathmandu for over four decades.Read More
Distance From Hotel: 1.5km
Ason Chowk is primarily an old, but still very active, market square surrounded by temples and shrines. The most popular temple here is the 3-storey Annapurna temple. Life begins very early in Ason with many tea sellers already at work by 3am. The markets equally open by dawn selling fresh vegtable produce coming in from the Kathmandu Valley.
Ason Chowk is not a tourist market, it's local market. As such what you will find here is a mix of fresh vegtabel produce, spices, dried goods and some metalware. For those in search of genuine spices from Nepal there is perhaps no better place to visit than Ason. From large spice shops like the Annapurna Seed Centre to local street stalls. Cumin, caredomeon, tumeric, masala, timur and host of other spices are old sold by weight or in prepackaging here.