Yandabo Village Pottery

Yandabo Village Pottery, Bagan: Address, Yandabo Village Pottery Reviews: 4.5/5

Yandabo Village Pottery
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MnD7
Mount Isa, Australia115 contributions
Get off the boat and explore this place
Feb 2020
We stopped the boat and got off and explored this amazing place. It's right on the banks of the AyeYarwady River. The people are friendly and have some beautiful pottery you can purchase, which we did, after watching it being made.
Written November 14, 2020
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KSas
18 contributions
Not what you are expecting!
Mar 2020
This is a must see. You have never seen pottery made this way. This village makes functional pottery for a majority of Myanmar. The people of Yandabo are hard working and take a pride in their village and the product they make. Find a family willing to share with you the process from start to finish. It is an experience you will not forget!
Written April 7, 2020
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Barbara L
El Cerrito, CA57 contributions
Well worth a visit
Feb 2020
We stopped here for about an hour on a boat trip from Mandalay to Bagan. We saw where the pots are made and were shown various steps in making the pots. It's also a chance to see what one of the river villages is like. The people seemed genuinely interested in talking to us. Two people were selling small pots for souvenirs, but there was no aggressive selling. My only criticism is that were a bit rushed by the boat crew because we had to get back on the boat and stick to our schedule.
Written February 12, 2020
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wbelgum
Aldershot, UK144 contributions
An interesting afternoon
Nov 2019
This is a village devoted to making pottery and you get a chance to see different types of pots being made. It is not a factory as each family make their own pots and add their own decoratings. The finished items are taken to town for sale, thousands of them.
Written November 29, 2019
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Jacqueline J
Steyning, UK72 contributions
Lovely to see a simple life
Feb 2019
A simple and a life that went back in time. It was stupendous to see and be included in. It was a place that everyone should see and then they would think their life wasn’t so bad
Written March 31, 2019
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Henry D
Geraldton, Australia573 contributions
A great real life experiences
Jan 2019 • Couples
From the banks of the river comes these famous pots with properties to make cold water in the dry local air. Worth a visit before too many tourists.
Written January 2, 2019
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Chris H
Makati, Philippines270 contributions
Surprisingly interesting... definitely worth the walk up from the boat.
Dec 2018 • Couples
We have probably all seen dozens of pottery factories but this small village factory was still very interesting.

Methods were slightly different and the kiln process most unusual with the pots buried under a sand mound with burning wood and straw for 24 hours ....never seen this before.

We enjoyed the informative walk through of the process as we walked through the village. Very pleasant people and no pressure to buy anything from the few souvenir stands.

A recommended stop if floating past
Written December 31, 2018
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BerndLesoine
Munich, Germany213 contributions
Pottery- very authentic
Dec 2018 • Couples
Nestled on the banks of Irrawaddy you can visit a village, that seems to live on clay. Watch them making their typical water-bowls how they did it since hundreds of year. Very authentic
Written December 22, 2018
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bwisetraveller
Newcastle, Australia141 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2017 • Friends
Walked around this village and watching the local people making hand made pots. A wonderful finish with a lot hard manual work. All made from raw materials.
Everyday living in these villages is hard work.
Written August 19, 2018
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Ron R
Sydney, Australia1,502 contributions
Interesting.
Mar 2018 • Solo
I visited Yandabo Village on a stop when going by boat from Mandalay to Bagan, so it was unexpected. It was really interesting to see how the villagers make the pottery in a traditional way. A good side trip.
Written July 12, 2018
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