Ban Nong Bok Pottery Village

Ubon Ratchathani

One of the main places in Thailand for making clay mortars – essential equipment in any Isan kitchen – lies on the eastern fringes of Ubon. While the workshops use many modern tools, the wood-fired kilns have changed little over many centuries. Mostly people work from 8am to 3pm Monday to Saturday, but often you can find them working outside these times.

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