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“Worth the short detour”
Review of Pottery Square

Pottery Square
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

As this square is just a few short blocks from the Durbar Square, it is worth the short walk, but you won't need to spend more than 15 or 20 minutes there.
It's main interest are the vast numbers of different styles of pottery vessels being made, and left to dry out in the sun. The differing colours of the clay are attractive, and as it may be a dying craft, great to get a glimpse before it's gone for good, to be replaced with cheap plastic junk!
Also of interest, are the locals going about their daily lives, like bathing and hair washing, and the neighbourhood goats and chickens scrounging through the rubbish looking for morsels to eat!

Thank angtravel18
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

I liked the atmosphere of the locals minding their own business and doing their daily jobs. It is worth visiting this site.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

While your in Bhaktapur do go and see this square which is only 5 mins walk away. Old traditional pottery making and sun drying.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

It is located in the centre of town, so do give it a visit. The square is not spectacular, but it is interesting to see how they make the pottery and how they live around the square. The pottery sellers are very friendly and they do have nice pottery at reasonable prices.

Thank Indiaphil
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

It gets livelier when you see different shapes n colors potteries prepared in front of you.
Nice experience n must visit.

Thank YogeshLad
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