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Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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This traditional pottery-making village is an hour from Hanoi. Visitors can participate in pottery-making workshops and purchase already-made goods from local artisans.
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  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
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“tea set” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not much to see unless you want to buy pottery! Its not really a village but stores. Out kids did pottery.. a clay item, they didn't really do it themselves, they got their hands wet yet, and touched the clay.. but wheel is manual.. so...More

Thank Pacheti
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I love ceramics and was really excited about coming here. However this turned out to be one of the very few disappointing experiences off he he whole holiday. We did venture down side streets and was rewarded with finding a 6 chamber climbing kiln. But...More

Thank mrsnesbett
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

If you are traveling with kids, do include this short trip in your itinerary. It's a 40 minute drive from old quarter. This quiet town is filled with over a 100 (or even more I think) ceramic shops. But what's most interesting is that they...More

Thank 547sarinn
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit if you are into ceramic work. Plenty of different styles and designs. Many of the good stuff is for big homes or apartments. Due to language limitations it was hard to negotiate and solve international shipping concern. Best to bring a...More

1  Thank raoflatiff
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Visited several factories in the Bat Trang village. Seen lots of young girls and guys are painting on vessela before it goes to kiln. Seen lots of young local artistic people in action. Very busy bunch of people with team work. Visited several ceremic ware...More

Thank NathaPushpa d
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

You do not need to join tour to visit Bat Trang. we took a taxi from old quarter and cost about Vnd160000. The taxi driver alight us at the front part of Bat Trang. It has more individual shops or company and not so touristic...More

Thank momo231
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Bat Trang is like no place I have ever seen. The ceramics are very impressive and endless. That said, it becomes a bit overwhelming with all the tourists, and very hard on a warm day because the only shade is inside the shops. It's about...More

Thank stathzoe
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It's really hard for me to tell my feeling everytime i came here.Bat Trang is an old village famous for pottery making, many difference kinds of good, variety of designs and the friendly and greatful villagers will make you happy!!

1  Thank Thuylinh1701
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our guide took us to this village during lunch. Hint: everything closes in Vietnam during lunch. According to the description of this tour you are to see ceramics being made and have an opportunity to make something yourself. This did not happen. This village is...More

Thank kkumlien
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Our family took a walk through the village. Lots of variety and beautiful pieces of pattern. If I wasn't travelling with 2 kids and duffle bags o would have bought a few pieces. We walked through a factory to see all the different processes they...More

Thank Katherine B
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11 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry, I don't know. We took a taxi from Hanoi and made the taxi driver wait to make sure that we would get back safely. The driver gave us his phone number and we made the sales person in the last shop tell the driver... More
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Response from Hansi Z | Reviewed this property |
Depending how old they are and what year they are made! The entire village is a pottery shop and they have thousands of vases. Traditionally ,Vietnamese pottery is not as expensive to buy. Your best bet is to go to an antic... More
21 June 2016|
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Response from 8nlssy | Reviewed this property |
This is a huge village and it depends what you want; tea set, vases, figurines, animal figurines, decorative items, name tags, key chains,knick knacks, etc. You would need to walk around and decide. The other thing to... More