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. Make Pottery Square part of your personalized Bhaktapur itinerary using our Bhaktapur day trip planner .
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  • It opens before your eyes this square where they dry in the sun hundreds of vases made by hand. Women adjust the flaws with the knife on wet clay. To see
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  • It is a very small place... Nothing extra but really nice... Some people work here but more for the photos... Especially tourist but well to understand...
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  • I was there 32 years ago and the place didn't change much except for the rubbles around from 2015 earthquake. It's really sad to see and I feel need more tourists.  more »
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