BAT TRANG POTTERY VILLAGE VIETNAM ESSENTIAL GUIDE


06 Jul 2021

Bat Trang Pottery Village, a more than 1000-year-old traditional craft village, is an interesting attraction to visit in Hanoi's suburbs.

Table Contents
  • I - Where is Bat Trang Pottery Village?
  • 1 - Getting to Bat Trang by motorbike
  • 2 - Getting to Bat Trang Village by bus
  • 3 - Getting to Bat Trang by taxi
  • II - What to do at Bat Trang Pottery Village?
  • 1 - Try making pottery
  • 2 - Buying ceramics
  • 3 - Take a stroll through the streets
  • 4 - Visiting the Museum of Bat Trang Ceramic
  • III - Bat Trang Pottery Village half day tour
bat trang pottery village
Source: Internet

I - Where is Bat Trang Pottery Village Hanoi?

Bat Trang is Vietnam's most well-known and oldest traditional craft village which was established from the 14th to 15th century. The village is located on the left bank of the Red River in Bat Trang commune, Gia Lam district, about 15km from the Hanoi city center.

You can come here at any time of year, but the pottery village is busiest and most crowded in the days leading up to the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (celebrated around the end of January and the beginning of February).

 

bat trang village

Bat Trang Ceramics Village on Google - Source: Internet

1 - Getting to Bat Trang by motorbike

Traveling by motorbike takes about 45 minutes and the motorbike rental fee: 150,000 VND/motorbike/day ($6.5). Some motorbike rental shops in Hanoi city center: 

Motogo

- Address: No.1A Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

- Contact: 0338023344

Phung motorbike

- Address: No.13 Ngo Huyen Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Contact: 0904253491

Van Chinh Shop

- Address: No.24D Ta Hien Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

- Contact: 0989595533

2 - Getting to Bat Trang Village by bus

- Available bus: bus No.47A

- Pick-up point: Long Bien transit point - Yen Phu Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

- Drop-off point: the center of the village 

- Ticket price: 7,000 VND/person ($0.7)

- Frequency: Every 20 minutes from 5am to 8pm

- More information: https://map.busmap.vn/hn/route/47

3 - Getting to Bat Trang by taxi

Traveling by taxi costs about 200,000 VND/4-seater car ($8.62). Some taxi companies in Hanoi:

- Taxi Group: 1900545467

- Mai Linh Taxi: 02438333333

- Tourist Taxi: 0245624616

- ABC Taxi: 02437191919

II - What to do at Bat Trang Pottery Village?

1 - Try making pottery

bat trang ceramics village

Making pottery - Source: Internet

One of the best things to do here is pottery making by yourself: trying to be a real potter, experiencing playing with clay and learning some unique techniques from experienced artists, and taking home as a self-made souvenir. 

This short class costs about 50,000 VND/person ($2.15). 

2 - Buying ceramics in Bat Trang Village

There is a 6000m2 market in the center of the pottery village that is separated into different areas. Each stall sells a variety of pottery and porcelain products such as plates, statues, vases, teacups, bracelets, keychains, and so on. 

Apart from the household ceramics, you can find lots of unique worship items, decorative ceramic and fine pottery arts. 

3 - Take a stroll through the streets

Bat Trang Pottery Village features the tranquility and simplicity of a common northern Vietnamese village. Narrow winding paths, a few antique houses from the previous century, unique ceramic drying racks,... making an ancient & peaceful beauty of the village. 

4 - Visiting the Museum of Bat Trang Ceramic

bat trang ceramic village

Museum of Bat Trang Ceramic - Source: Internet

Bat Trang Ceramic Museum is a newly constructed work in hamlet 5, Bat Trang commune. The architecture of the museum is inspired by images of turntables and ceramic kilns. The entire museum is covered in brown color. The museum includes 3 floors and is used to display a range of different items, as well as to serve as a commercial center and as a venue for events. The rooftop is open & spacious where you can see the entire Bat Trang village.

III - Bat Trang Pottery Village half day tour

Tour itinerary

- 8:00 am: Pick-up from Hanoi city center 

- 9:00 am: Arrive in Bat Trang, then gather at the pottery workshop, listen to the pottery production process, collect clay, make the frame, decorate and bake the pottery… 

- 11:30 am: Have lunch at the local restaurant

- 1:30 pm: Free sightseeing.

- 4:00 pm: Back to the city center

- 5:00 pm: Arrive Hanoi

Recommended day tours to discover Bat Trang Village Vietnam

Oriental Hospitality Group

- Tour price: from $45 - 115 / tour

- Address: OFFICE: Unit 506 - 5th floor, Office Building - Hanoi Tower - No. 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

- Contact: (+84) 24 3557 3333 - Email:sales@orientalhospitality.com.vn

Bat Trang Pottery Village Hanoi is an ideal choice for a day trip from Hanoi. Coming here offers you a closer look at a traditional Vietnamese craft village as well as the most realistic experience with pottery making, which has been a long-standing profession in Vietnam. 

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