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From the banks of the river comes these famous pots with properties to make cold water in the dry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
393henryd
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Geraldton, Australia
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Surprisingly interesting... definitely worth the walk up from the boat.

We have probably all seen dozens of pottery factories but this small village factory was still very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris H
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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 393henryd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BerndLesoine
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank bwisetraveller
Reviewed 13 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 29 April 2018

So interesting to see how these people make their pots. Everything is done by hand and absolutely perfect. We had the chance to have a go ourselves and it would not be comfortable to be doing this day in and day out. I would imagine...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Denstrip
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Called into this village and the local potteries and it was like going back in time . Very thing is done by hand even the firing is done above ground in a kiln made with straw , wood and sand . It shows how hard...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AP194R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It was interesting visiting and viewing how they make the pottery by hand. The large pots used for storing grains, water and oils are lovely however the smaller pots lack finesse. Their handicraft is coarse for the smaller items and they are quite heavy with...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DaphneTraveler
Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Burmese are a beautiful and hard working people. This look at one way of living, on a family scale, is well worth your time

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Wisest-old-man
Reviewed 9 March 2018

So interesting to visit this village and see the pottery making process from start to finish. The women were amazing artists

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jbh0612
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