Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Known as the oldest pottery village in Vietnam with a history of over 500 years, Bat Trang pottery village is now an attractive tourist and shopping destination for domestic and foreign tourists when visiting Hanoi.

1. Introducing Bat Trang pottery village

About 10 km far from the center of Hanoi, Bat Trang pottery village is located right next to the Red River, now in Gia Lam district, Hanoi. Here is famous for the tradition of making ceramics passed down from generation to generation for nearly a thousand years.

Bat Trang pottery village was formed in the Ly dynasty. Earlier, Bat Trang pottery village was called Bo Bat village until King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long.

Bat Trang ceramic products are highly appreciated for their quality and diverse designs. In particular, each product category has its unique characteristics divided into groups such as household ceramics, worshiping objects, construction ceramics, fine-art ceramics, and decorative ceramics. Most Bat Trang products are manufactured manually, demonstrating the creativity of workers through many precious glazes.

Process to make Bat Trang ceramic products

2. How to get to Bat Trang ceramic village?

Not far from the center of Hanoi, you can go to Bat Trang by bus, motorbike, or hire a private car.

Bus:

If you go by bus you will save travel costs, but time may be longer due to traffic jams or bus stops at the stations. The bus route to Bat Trang pottery village is 47. Ticket price: 7000 VND / person

Motorbike:

For young people who prefer backpacking trips, traveling to Bat Trang from the capital by motorbike is an extremely interesting option. From Chuong Duong bridge or Vinh Tuy bridge, follows the Red River until you see the signpost of Bat Trang Pottery Village.

Private car:

You can also take a taxi or rent a private car to Bat Trang. Traveling by taxi or private car will save time and avoid getting lost.
The price from Hanoi center to Bat Trang pottery village is about 300,000 - 350,000 VND.

3. Places to visit in Bat Trang

Van Van ancient house

At the end of Bat Trang pottery village, Van Van's house with a roof covered with trees contains more than 400 ancient ceramics items from the 15th to 19th centuries.

Here exhibit the ancient products of Bat Trang village such as dragon vases, dealers, ceramic stamping molds ... Not only store antiques, the house itself is a special architectural block. More than 400 m2, Van Van consists of three nearly 200-year-old houses and a pottery kiln simulation workshop.

Opening hours: 8h-17h30

Van Van ancient house

 

Located towards the Red River, the communal house is the place to worship Thanh Hoang village and organize games, events, festivals in the village. If you go to Bat Trang ancient village right on the occasion of the festival, you can discover the extremely unique and bustling culture here.

 

Bat Trang communal house
Pottery clay

For tourists of Bat Trang pottery village, their desire when coming to this beautiful land is to mold their products made from ceramic and porcelain. Just spend 40,000 - 60,000 VND, you can become a real potter is spoiled for the creative creation of clay products and turntables. Although it may be a bit awkward at first, you will receive enthusiastic instructions from the skilled potters right in the ancient village of Bat Trang.

Bat Trang ceramic market

Coming to Bat Trang, visitors can not only explore the long-standing traditional villages but also have the opportunity to visit and shop for ceramic products at the ceramic market. Bat Trang ceramic market is not too large, but sells all kinds of ceramic items, from daily-life appliances, decorative items to worshiping objects … Bat Trang ceramic market always attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit, shop, especially on weekend.

Bat Trang ceramic market

So VNATRIP has brought you knowledge about the exciting and unique journey of Bat Trang pottery village. What are you waiting for without backpacking and setting foot on a tourist destination near Hanoi like this place? Check our Hanoi City tour including Bat Trang Pottery Village 

 

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