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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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  • 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 30 March 2017

We enjoyed the village and seeing all of the different styles of work that are created here. Really gives you a sense of where it all comes form when you see it in the states.

Thank Boywonder51
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Enjoy a day shopping around at Bat Trang Ceramic Village and buy some lovely souvenirs and gifts. I will not miss the second chance to visit and shop here

Thank vnsales2017
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Very interesting village to visit. Here you can see, not only all the items they make out of ceramic, but also the whole process van start to finish. Everything is done by hand and watching the people paint the pots by hand is absolutely amazing...More

Thank Josine T
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We have already visited the village twice, both times with small children. Walking through the village there is so much to see for everybody. The children went for the animals, the grown ups more for the vases and tiles. Our favorite store is "Delicious Ceramics"...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Bat Trang is recognized in Vietnam for its beautiful ceramics. It is less than one hour travel by bus from Hanoi. Before reaching the village, the bus will take you to EcoVillage, a posh residential area located within a few meters away from where the...More

1  Thank IgorotTraveller
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

If you love ceramics, this is a great venue-walk through a centuries old production plant to see every aspect of how clay becomes the vessels we use every day. Take home a tea set or rice bowls to treasure, or go crazy like we did...More

Thank Ronda S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We decided to take a motorbike out of town for the day and set Bat Trang as our destination. Our real goal was to explore, but we wanted to pick someplace to give us a direction in which to go. We've been to craft demonstrations...More

Thank Voyager06
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great place to visit if you are interested in ceramics. There are streets of shops selling all manner of styles. It is a good idea to browse the shops first and once to find a shop with a style you like or...More

Thank 24Happytraveller
Reviewed 4 February 2017

If you struggle to decide which cup, bowl or pot to chose from a city shop, you should come here. You'd want to live here the rest of your life. Its an entire world out here with every possible thing under the sun that can...More

1  Thank manuntulip
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I visited Bat Trang Ceramic Village in my cruise in the Red River. It is also accessible by road. A must visit place if you have sufficient time. Hundreds of shops selling beautiful articles made of ceramic. Not very far from Hanoi City center.You can...More

1  Thank sanmugasundaran s
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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
Cheryl F
23 July 2016|
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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