Bat Trang Pottery Village

Attraction Bat Trang Pottery Village, Hamlet 3, Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 26-04-2017

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Must see
Kids
Free
Architecture
Art
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Bat Trang, traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore.

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Why Bat Trang Pottery Village is special ?

Located in an area rich in clay, the village has advantage of ingredients to create fine ceramics. Moreover, lying besides the Red river, between Thang Long and Pho Hien, two ancient trade centers in the north of Vietnam during 15th-17th century, Bat Trang’s ceramics were favorite products not only in domestic market, but also foreign ones thanks to Japan, Chinese and Western trading boats that passed by.


In the18th and 19th century, due to restricting foreign trade policy of Trinh, Nguyen dynasty, it was difficult for pottery products in Vietnam to be exported to foreign countries, and some famous pottery making villages like Bat Trang, or Chu Dau ( Hai Duong province) went through a hard time. Since 1986, thanks to economic reforms and development, more attention has been vested in the village and the world gets a chance to know more about Vietnamese porcelain through many high quality exported Bat Trang’s ceramic products.


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What to explore at Bat Trang Pottery Village?

Products

Bat Trang ceramics are produced for daily household use (bow, cup, plates, pot, bottle…), worshipping, or decoration purposes. Nowadays, the pottery artists bring into ceramics many innovations in production techniques, and creativity in products’ features, hence many new products have been born, and even daily household items may have the beauty like decoration ones.

Activity

Visiting Bat Trang, tourists can take a walk or join a buffalo tour for sightseeing and shopping. Besides many ceramic stores along the road in the village, tourists should visit Bat Trang Porcelain and Pottery Market where they can directly make pottery products by themselves. Many youngsters and foreign tourists are interested in in this pottery- making experience, and spend a whole day in the market to make a gift for family or friends

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How to get to Bat Trang Pottery Village?

Bat Trang belongs to Gia lam district of Hanoi. You can catch the bus 47 (Long Bien- Bat Trang) that stop just a few steps from Dong Xuan market with the end terminal in Bat Trang. The bus runs every 20 minutes. You can also ride a motorbike from the center of Hanoi to Bat Trang ( 20 minutes) – rent one or ask a Xe Om to take you there!

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Selling points

  • Great visit, beautiful art
  • Nice and peaceful village
  • A unique Vietnamese village worth visiting
  • A typical handicraft village in the north of Vietnam
  • Fine works of art
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
238.81 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
32 places

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Bat Trang Pottery Village, Hamlet 3, Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • The shops for making your own ceramic products are outside the shopping area. You need to walk ahead about 5 minutes to find them in quieter spots.
    Things nearby
  • Great to know how to make some ceramic products from local people here and also have more knowledges of processes in making an artist ceramics. People are very kind and helpful. The ceramic market has a numberous of amazing items for decoration or using at home.
    Service
  • You can make a spontaneous stop at some shop's showroom or production site and talk to the owner about the process and his life anytime.
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  • The most interesting point in this village is that you can visit the residence's houses as well as you can see while they work, how can they do vase, glass,
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  • Besides that, you could take part in to paint or make things by yourself too. Then they will give you a date that you can get your ceramics.
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  • This is a ceramic village where almost no one can speak English.
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  • You should be careful when handing the pottery.
    Safety
  • This place is unique in that most of the town folks are involved, one way or another, in this enterprise
    Location
  • You are able to follow the production of ceramics and the children have the chance to try their hand at making pottery itself
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If You want to understand about the traditional village of Hanoi, so Bat Trang Ceramic Village is the ideal place for you besides Van Phuc Silk village.

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If making your own pots, they take 5 days to complete. The kids still enjoyed the experience w/o the pot. Catch a taxi back into town from the Market (http://4sq.com/ibi2aI).

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Bat Trang Ceramic Village is the most famous village in Hanoi, Vietnam

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One hour trip from old quarter to Bat Trang by bus. Bus no. 47 goes directly from Long Bien to Bat Trang village. The bus stop in front of the village. Don't expect too much, just ceramic and statue shop. Many kind of ceramic product sells here from lowest as VND5.000. We also can made our own ceramic like mug or bowl for VND40.000. This village open from morning to evening only.

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I have been there twice. I Loved everything! and the prices are affordable :) u can find lots of things to buy as gifts or bring home for personal use.

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Long trip there (about 40 mins)- we were expecting a village in countryside but never really left suburbia. The pottery was nothing special.

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One hour trip from old quarter to Bat Trang by bus. Bus no. 47 goes directly from Long Bien to Bat Trang village. The bus stop in front of the village. Don't expect too much, just ceramic and statue shop. Many kind of ceramic product sells here from lowest as VND5.000. We also can made our own ceramic like mug or bowl for VND40.000. This village open from morning to evening only.

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A village whose residents mastered the art of ceramics. You can see all ceramic products - from small figurines, to pots and pans, to decorative vases. They're quite expensive, so choose wisely!

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