Photo walk destination Asan Market, Kathmandu with “Photowalk Nepal”

Asan Tol

Asan is a ceremonial, market and residential square in central Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is one of the most well-known historical locations in the city and is famed for its bazaar, festival calendar and strategic location. Asan has been described as one of the fine Newar examples of a traditional Asian bazaar. The Tuladhar, Maharjan, Shrestha, Bajracharya and Shakya castes make up most of the population. (Source: Wikipedia)


When I arrived Asan at 7am in the morning it was already crowded. Since the place was filled with people it was really hard to find a parking space for my bike. People there have already started doing their day to day business. From local shops to street vendors were already open during that hour. Morning filled bliss and serenity made the day seem so pleasing even with the chaos of people. I was very intrigued to take photos because at this moment you can see the cheerful faces and the morning glory. After few minutes of walk or two, I arrived at the Annapurna Temple and met my friends from Photowalk Nepal. They all were looking for interesting moments to capture. Asan is always filled with people, not just only by street vendors but also by religious people. It is one of the oldest market in Kathmandu with historical monuments, temples like Annapurna, Ganesh and many more. After walking around Asan for three hours, I captured good memories the people were living and for me it was a wonderful experience.