Pottery Square, Bhaktapur

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#2 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Nepal
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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  • We saw an older man to work first with a hand spinning the wheel, by the great force continued this long by turning so that he could give his clay form and there could make a nice pot.
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  • If you want to buy crafts don't go to Pottery Square. You have to go with the idea of race and ask for discount to all. If you are lucky you can see craftsmen working and developing their creativity. Mud, clay and craftsmanship is what you'll find.
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  • Nice place, but be sure to check that this does not fall on the date of the mother's, because the place was empty of pottery
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