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Bat Trang Ceramic Village – a unique tourist destination near Hanoi

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Bat Trang is a familiar destination for young people who love the traditional culture of Vietnam’s ceramics village. Less than 15km from the center of Hanoi, this is an ideal place for weekend picnics.

General Information

Bat Trang Ceramic Village
Bat Trang Ceramic Village – Source: Internet

Bat Trang Ceramic Village is located on the banks of the Red River in Gia Lam district on the outskirts of Hanoi. The community of Bat Trang, whose name translates to “big yard,” has a long history that dates back to the Le Dynasty. This is the most famous ancient pottery village in Vietnam and a place that domestic and foreign tourists can only visit with a visit. Bat Trang Pottery Village specializes in producing diverse ceramics in both styles and designs. The most exciting thing when coming to Bat Trang is that you can directly watch the artisans make delicate ceramic products or hand-make the products to your liking.

Read more: 12 best places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City (Part 1)

How to go to Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Conveniently located, not far from the center of Hanoi, you have a lot of ways to move to Bat Trang Ceramic village. Lily’s Travel will tell you a few ways to move exceptionally quickly and save money:

  • Bus

Going from Hanoi to Bat Trang Ceramic Village by bus is reasonable for students. Both safe and fast and not afraid of the sun and rain, you can get to Bat Trang at the cheapest price. From points in the inner city of Hanoi, you take a bus to Long Bien transfer station and then catch bus 47 to Bat Trang with only 7k/turn. Get in the car to eat or have a good sleep. Less than 30 minutes later, you are at the famous pottery village.

  • Motorbike

Moving to Bat Trang from the capital by motorbike is an exciting option for young people who prefer backpacking trips. From Chuong Duong Bridge or Vinh Tuy Bridge, Thanh Tri follows the Red River until you see the road sign of Bat Trang Pottery Village. Congratulations, you have reached your destination.

  • The waterway

For tourists who want to explore the uniqueness of river tourism, there is a trip to the Red River every weekend through Bat Trang pottery village, Chu Dong Tu temple. Tour ticket price ranges from 300-400,000 VND/person. If you are tired of road travel, refer to this new way of moving!

Attractions in Bat Trang

Bat Trang ancient village

Bat Trang ancient village
Bat Trang ancient village – Source: Internet

Coming to Bat Trang Gia Lam tourism, you cannot help but visit Bat Trang, an ancient village with unique and ancient architecture. You can explore the old village in a cart pulled by buffalo to enjoy the rustic and bold atmosphere. Typical places that have left traces of ancient times here are Van Van ancient house and Bat Trang village. As a wooden house of more than 200 years of age, Van Van ancient house is an architectural masterpiece, including ceramic motifs, blue enamel kettles, dragon jars, ceramic stamping molds… from before the 15th century. Bat Trang Village communal house is the place to worship Thanh Hoang and the venue for festivals all year round. If you go to Bat Trang ancient village on a celebration occasion, you can discover a unique and vibrant culture.

Ceramic Yard

Ceramic Yard
Ceramic Yard – Source: Internet

Tourists in Bat Trang Ceramic Village desire to mold products made from ceramics and porcelain glazes when coming to this beautiful land. Just spend 40-60k, you can become a real potter who is free to create finished products from clay and turntables. Although it may be a bit awkward when you need to learn how to use it, you will receive dedicated guidance from skilled potters in the ancient village of Bat Trang. A The “masterpiece,” once finished, will be burned so you may take it with you. You can freely take virtual live photos to show your friends and relatives the artwork you create.

Read more: 12 best places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City (Part 2)

Ceramic Market

Ceramic Market
Ceramic Market – Source: Internet

Ceramic Market is a place where you can find beautiful souvenirs that are both unique and cheap. The pottery market stalls sell ceramic products such as souvenirs, dishes, cups, delicate art ornaments, worship items, and extremely beautiful. All products here are created from the hands of famous artisans. You can observe and return to the process of molding ceramics right in the mini ceramic courtyards in the market.

Cuisine in Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Cuisine in Bat Trang Ceramic Village
Cuisine in Bat Trang Ceramic Village – Source: Internet

Bat Trang tourism cannot help but enjoy delicious specialties here. You can stop at market stalls to taste snacks with super soft prices, such as grilled cassava cakes, hot dumplings or rice, vermicelli, and vermicelli with typical Bat Trang ancient village flavors. Most significantly, you must take advantage of the specialty of squid mangosteen soup, a famous traditional dish here. The golden color of the bamboo shoots blends with the sweet broth. When eaten, it will be crispy and very delicious. Cuttlefish soup is often used as the main course in traditional holidays, weddings, and Tet holidays of Bat Trang ceramic villagers.

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