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  • Bat Trang Ceramic Village 5-Hour Excursion from Hanoi

    1. Bat Trang Ceramic Village 5-Hour Excursion from Hanoi

    You’ll depart Hanoi in the early morning for the 10-kilometer northeasterly drive to Bat Trang ceramic village on this 5-hour excursion. Bat Trang is a 500-year-old community located on the left bank of the Red River. The village is known for producing the best pottery in Vietnam and the items produced here are shipped all over the world. Begin your tour with a visit to the Bat Trang pagoda, where locals worship the ancient artists who founded the village. Take a walk to a workshop where you’ll see how the ceramic products are made, from start to finish. As you explore the village further you’ll stop to learn how to throw a pot on a potter’s wheel. Take home your new creation as a souvenir of your time in Bat Trang. Finally you’ll head to the market to see the variety of beautiful ceramics produced in the village before returning to Hanoi in time for lunch.

  • Hanoi Handicraft Villages Private Tour

    2. Hanoi Handicraft Villages Private Tour

    Meet your friendly guide at your hotel and depart for Bat Trang Pottery Village, situated in the beautiful countryside and fertile farmland surrounding Hanoi. On the way, admire quaint villages along the banks of the Red River Dykes. Watch the artisans forming, painting and glazing their products, which are then baked for several days in huge kilns. Then, it's time for you to practice to make your own ceramic masterpiece. Replenish with a delicious local lunch before heading to Van Phuc Village, the most famous silk-producing village in all of Vietnam. Prepare to be mesmerized as you stroll through the scenic streets of this unique town - you'll even have the chance to purchase some of the wonderful creations made here. For art lovers and the culturally curious it's a wonderful insight into Vietnam's rich handicraft history.

  • Bat Trang Pottery ancient village by Motorbike

    3. Bat Trang Pottery ancient village by Motorbike

    You will meet with your motorbike  tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi downtown, then start the trip to Bat Trang pottery village. Arrive Bat Trang pottery village, then go to a workshop to make ceramic items by yourself with the traditional family. After drying your products, you will paint and cover them with different colors for decoration and make it become more and more unique. Afterwards, have lunch in restaurant near Bat Trang market. Then, walk around the area of making ceramic products, enter the ancient area in Bat Trang village. Get in Bat Trang market and have a look of variety of ceramic products there. Afterwards, get back to Hanoi city – the Old Quarter and to your hotel.

    the guides were very articulate, very fluent in English so that made the tour around the village very understandable. Their service was amazing - especially in terms of their warmth and humour! I really liked how personal the tour was and that the guides made us feel as though we were travelling with familiar friends. The food places they brought us was great too, very glad i could try deserts i haven’t tried before xD Although the tour was a bit pricey, I think it is a pretty good investment for the quality of the service and experience.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Bat Trang Pottery Village, great tour with fabulous tour guide, Anna

My tour was so nice with Anna - tour guide in Bat Trang ancient - pottery village! So amazing!!! Bat trang is the Ceramic Village in Hanoi which attract me with their own products is made by themselves' hand. This is the most interesting place that people preoccupied with their works. There are a lot of making ceramic places which gave me unforgettable memory that I could make and paint by myself. It's the feeling I am as a ceramic maker. I loved an ancient place which every house and families have many many handicrafts and paintings, which is the most imposing and interesting drawings and products. This is the pride of that villagers who have to do hard works. I've been in ceramic market which really impressed me with the incredible styles, beautiful and colorful ceramics. Highly recommend the tour and Anna!

the guides were very articulate, very fluent in English so that made the tour around the village very understandable. Their service was amazing - especially in terms of their warmth and humour! I really liked how personal the tour was and that the guides made us feel as though we were travelling with familiar friends. The food places they brought us was great too, very glad i could try deserts i haven’t tried before xD Although the tour was a bit pricey, I think it is a pretty good investment for the quality of the service and experience.

Highly recommended

My family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) had a great time. Sam, Anna, Lara and Hazel were very helpful in explaining to us various aspects of Vietnamese tradition and history in ceremic making as well as some of the sights along the way and at the village. We really had an enjoyable time and lunch was just perfect! Certainly recommend this trip if you have some time to spare.