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Pottery Square: "Pots in Bhaktapur" Top 5 Page for this destination Bhaktapur Shopping Tip by mtncorg

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  Pottery Square in Bhaktapur
by mtncorg

Pottery Square is a square that is a few hundred meters south of the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur. It is an area where local potters come and make use of communal open-air kilns to fire up their creations. You can watch all facets of pot production, spinning, firing, drying.

What to buy: Well, here you are looking for pots, of course. Prices vary depending upon what you are looking for. Also in Bhakatpur, you will find beautiful woodwork - masks, furniture, intricately engraved windows - and also fine thankas - a form of religious paintings that are extremely detailed in both production (hand painted over many hours) and in how you actually use the picture - they are aids to meditation.

What to pay: Pots and wood work vary in cost depending upon workmanship and what they are. Thankas go for $100 and up.

Address: Pottery Square, Bhaktapur
Directions: walk south a few hundred meters from Durbar Square.
Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 13, 2003
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