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Pottery Square, Bhaktapur

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Observe the potters at work at Pottery Square, and then take the opportunity to purchase finished articles from the shops that line the square. Generations of potters have worked in this area--actually a network of small streets--one of two traditional pottery hubs in Bhaktapur. Watch as artisans fire the pots in straw and mud kilns at the back of the square, and then stroll around to admire the rows upon rows of pots baking in the sun, rotated every so often by their maker. You can combine your visit with a stop at the nearby temples and shrine. To visit Pottery Square and other attractions in Bhaktapur, use our Bhaktapur trip generator.
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  • After visit bhaktapur Durbarsqure main chok, we can walk few minuts for pottery square this is very good to visit once together with haritage city with traditional work farmer, Does not miss it. Typic...  more »
  • Such a wide and open Courtyard with varieties of traditionally made clay pots and designs, seems everyone are busy and working to their fullest.  more »
  • If you've do any ceramic work, this place is amazing! They are still making pottery without the use of any outside power other than human. No, kilns. No electric wheels!  more »

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Peaceful and less crowded than Kathmandu, Bhaktapur lies close to the international airport, making it a good base for a Nepal vacation. You'll need to pay for a ticket to enter the city, but the proceeds from foreigners' visits help with reconstruction and restoration of Bhaktapur's countless historic buildings. Choose from a variety of accommodation options, most of them cozy, family-run guesthouses and inns situated in traditional buildings with modern amenities. Since vehicles are prohibited in Bhaktapur, plan to explore the tranquil town on foot. Fortunately, most of the hotels and guesthouses cluster around the historic center.
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