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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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  • Pottery Square is around 3 mins walk from Durbar Square. Here you can see all shapes and sizes of pots displayed on road for sale. In fact, this is not worth a special visit, as you cannot see potters...  more »
  • This is an area within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square which still practices pottery using the old and new methods. Depending on the day, you’ll see people making pottery and putting it in the sun to dry ...  more »
  • This large square where local old ladies make and dry the local Bhakapur pottery is extremely interesting to witness a very old and interesting tradition in this part of Nepal. the whole city is amazi...  more »