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Bat Trang Pottery Village - A Traditional Craft Village

Bat Trang, traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore.

If you have a chance to visit charming Hanoi capital, do not miss Bat Trang pottery village which hides a ton of interesting things waiting for you to explore. Here is some useful information about this special handicraft village we want to share with you. Enjoy reading!

Bat Trang Pottery Village - A Traditional Craft Village
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History of Bat Trang Pottery Village



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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Overview Bat Trang Pottery Village


Location

Bat Trang pottery village is located on the banks of the Red River, about 20Km from the center of Hanoi, in Gia Lam District, Ha Noi City.

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.

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.

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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.

How to get to Bat Trang?


By Bus: Located in Gia Lam district, Bat Trang is easily got by bus. From Dong Xuan market or Long Bien bus station, you can catch the bus 47 to go to Bat Trang village.

Private vehicles: This is the best way to have unique experiences in rural Vietnam. Using personal vehicles such as motorbikes and bicycles (Recommend) follow the instructions of google maps, you can enjoy the countryside scenery of Vietnam 2 along the way.

We provide bike tours to Bat Trang pottery village with the best services, if you want to explore, let us accompany you: http://vietnamtypicaltours.com/tour/bat-trang-ceramic-village-van-phuc-silk-village/

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What to eat in Bat Trang Pottery village?



Near the Pottery market with quite a lot of shops, you can enjoy the dish of Bun Cha here is also quite good, in addition there are many other dishes such as Banh Te, Banh San, ...

   If you want to discover other wonderful places other than Hanoi, here we offers some best tours from Hanoi as references to help you to have great time in Vietnam.
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