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Bat Trang Pottery Village travel guide

History

Bat Trang Pottery Village is located along the Red River in Gia Lam district, suburban Hanoi. Bat Trang’s name was formed from the Le Dynasty. It is the integration between 5 famous ceramic families of Bo Bat village. They met and decided to bring some artisans, potters and their descendants to the village to migrate to Thang Long citadel to find land to settle down. Today Bat Trang Pottery village specializes in producing ceramics with many different functions. Here the lineages still retain the quality inherited by their ancestors, making the products all have their own distinctive features. Ceramics products have also been well known and were exported to many places in the world.

How to get to Bat Trang Pottery Village from Hanoi city?

Bus:

Probably the most convenient and cheapest. From anywhere in Hanoi city, you can take the bus to Long Bien transfer station, then take bus number 47 to Bat Trang. Get in the car and sit leisurely until you go to the pottery village.

Bat Tran Pottery Village

Motorbike or other personal vehicles:

You cross Chuong Duong Bridge or Vinh Tuy Bridge, Thanh Tri Bridg. Then turn right to go along the Red River dike. Go ahead until you see the sign of Bat Trang pottery village. Very easy to go.

What to eat in Bat Trang Pottery village?

There is a market nearby there. It has quite a lot of shops. You can enjoy Bun Cha here is also quite delicious. In addition, there are many other delicious foods such as rice cake which costs 6000 VND / pair or cassava tubers cake which costs 5000 VND / pcs

Bat Trang Pottery village

What do you do in Bat Trang village?

If you take the bus, you will go through the pottery shops, go deep inside the village to the Pottery market. If you ride a motorbike, you go straight to the Pottery market. Then you go to a house that has services of making pottery. After molding, you will have to wait for drying. During that time you leave the car and then go around to visit the village and the market.

Bat Trang Pottery Village

Molding Pottery

There are quite a few families offering this service. This is learning how to make pottery. The way to make an item is quite simple.

First of all:

The host gives you a big piece of land with a bit of moisture, gives you a turntable. Then you place the land between the turntable and delight to shape the land. Most of you are going to make daily necessities such as cups or bowls. If you are a dexterity person, you can shape the animals.

Bat Trang Pottery Village
Secondly:

After molding, you need to dry the product which takes about 30 minutes. During this time, you can go around to enjoy other products or have lunch.

Finally:

You come to the drawing, decorating process for the product. The cost for each product is about VND 30,000 – VND 50,000.

Bat Trang Market

The market has a full range of items. It is divided into small stalls that sell all kinds of handicrafts related to ceramics, from high-class dishes, fine art decorations to items worshiping, or the souvenirs, cups, and dishes popular dishes. If you want to shop, you should go to the market. Otherwise, the price may be a bit more expensive.

Van Van House

The Van Van house is located at the end of the village, with a roof covered with trees. The house displays over 400 antique ceramics from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The Van Van house was built in 2002 by Mr. Tran Ngoc Lam who is a member of the UNESCO Center for Research and Conservation of Vietnamese Antiques. This place preserves the products of craft villages, most of which are Bat Trang ceramics ”

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