"From Indra Chowk along Khel Tol to Asan Tol" Kathmandu Things to Do Tip by IreneMcKay

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  Egg seller Khel Tol
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  • Egg seller Khel Tol - Kathmandu
      Egg seller Khel Tol
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  • Vegetable sellers Asan Tole - Kathmandu
      Vegetable sellers Asan Tole
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  • Copper pots - Kathmandu
      Copper pots
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      Blanket sellers
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  • Shrine to Akash Bhairav - Kathmandu
      Shrine to Akash Bhairav
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Indra Chowk is a wonderful area where several streets meet. It houses the red coloured Akash Bhairav Temple with its golden griffen statues. This temple is home to a god who allegedly fell out of the sky. Indra Chowk is noted for blanket and pashmina stalls. Nearby is Potey Pasaal or Bead Bazaar with its dazzling arrays of multicoloured beads. Walk along Khel Tol which sells copper pots, shoes, clothes and lots, lots more. On your left a courtyard will lead into the Seto Machendranath Shrine - home to the guardian diety of the Kathmandu Valley. Its entrance is guarded by brass lion statues. Return to Khel Tol and continue walking to Asan Tol another area where several streets meet. This area is filled with fruit, vegetable and flower stalls. Choose a street: you can go north from here up to Thamel, east to the Rahni Pokhari pond and Tundikhel parade ground or south down to Bhimsen Tower (entrance 299 Nepalese rupee NPR) which is said to give good views over Kathmandu.

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  • Written Feb 9, 2011
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