From dawn until dusk the junction of Asan Tole is jammed with vegetable and spice vendors selling everything from yak tails to coconuts....
Casino Anna at the Hotel de l’Annapurna, attracts a mainly Indian crowd.
This local sweet house is the place to reacquaint yourself with South Indian vegetarian snacks such as dosas and idly (pounded rice...
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This large fenced tank just off Kantipath is said to have been built by King Pratap Malla in 1667 to console his queen over the death of their son (who was trampled by an elephant). The pool (pokhari means pool or small lake) was apparently used during the Malla era for trials by ordeal and later became a favourite suicide spot.
The tank and its central Shiva Temple is unlocked only one day each year, on the fifth day of the Tihar festival. At other times you can get the best views from the footbridge over the nearby chowk (the chowk has rather optimistically been declared a no-horn zone!).