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“Great for photo opportunities”
Review of Pottery Square

Pottery Square
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great for taking photos of ordinary Nepalese going about their life.

Interesting pottery and pottery making techniques and not too far away from everything else

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Pottery Square is a short walk from Tamauddhi Square. There are signs around so it is easy to find. It is not the most exciting place in the world, but you do get to see some of the locals applying their decades old craft. The old man spinning the pottery with a stick is unique. Just don't forget to leave him a small tip for your photographs. The finished money boxes sitting in the middle of the square provide a great foreground for photos with the historic buildings in the background. This place only takes 15 minutes to see and is free. It is well worth checking out while you are in Bhaktapur.

Thank geelongexpat
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

I enjoyed watching the whole process of making pots. They had two ways of kneading the clay, there was the traditional one and the machine. They mold, sun-bake and cook the clay pots in the same square. It was a good exposure for learning new stuff.

Thank owellchua
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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.

Thank AussieABC
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