Bat Trang Village - Do-it-yourself at the Ceramic Village Hanoi

Duc - Updated July 13, 2019

Bat Trang Village is an old village famous for the tradition of making porcelain and pottery items which are still favored by many local and international markets in modern times.

This is a promising place for the amazing journey in Hanoi, Vietnam as visiting the village can give visitors a unique experience on Vietnam ceramic! Let's find out and explore Bat Trang Ceramic Village with free tour guide!

Bat Trang Picture Instagram

Bat Trang ceramics (insta: justforhanoi)

1. Bat Trang Village Tourist Information - the Pottery Village Hanoi

How to get to Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Village is on Gia Lam District, about 13km away from the center of the city. Choices of transportation are:

  • Bus: Take bus line 47 (stops is near Dong Xuan Market) and stop at Bat Trang, the end terminal of lines.
  • Motorcycle: going from the center of the city, you can pass the Long Bien Bridge to get to the destination.

It is recommended to go by bus or car for safety and comfort.

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Bat Trang Village Map

Bat Trang Map

Location map of the village

Ticket price/ Entrance fee

Ticket price for visiting the village is free, yet activities do have cost as provided above.

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2. Bat Trang Pottery Village and the History of Ceramic

History of Bat Trang Village

In the 10th century, with the development of the relocated capital in Thang Long, businessman and artisans settled down in this area to work and trade. Taking the advantages of resources of white clay, many potters came and built kilns here. Since then, Bat Trang Porcelain has developed.

Ceramic Picture from Bat Trang Village

Ceramic Picture from Bat Trang Village (insta: quynhhandmade )

Bat Trang Porcelain and Pottery in the Modern Time

Bat Trang Porcelains are widely favored in both the local’s life and the international market. Since the 1990s up to now, orders for Bat Trang Porcelain are from Europe, the United States, Australia for tea sets, dishes, and vases.

Bat Trang’s products are credited at IKEA, Target and stored in the world’s large museum, such as Guimet Museum in France and Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Bat Trang Porcelain and Pottery

(insta: hyuko_hanoi)

Bat Trang Village's products are used worldwide

Design of Bat Trang ceramic

Bat Trang Porcelain has been famous for the combination of diverse techniques of carving, scrupling and embossing with a variety of pattern and topics used. The most common pattern featured are:

  • The Four Holy Beasts (Dragon, Qilin, Turtle, and Phoenix)
  • Dragon and Phoenix in clouds

Dragon and phoenix pattern

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3. Bat Trang Ceramic Village Tour and Activities

Buffalo Tour

Coming to Bat Trang Village, visitors can rent a buffalo vehicle to go around and visit the whole village. This interesting vehicle can carry up to 10 people so don’t hesitate to try to have a full taste of the Vietnamese rural life.

Visitors are carried by buffalo, the signature animal of rural Vietnam

The price of renting this vehicle is approximately ranging 200.000 - 250.000 VND (about 10 US$).

Handmade ceramics

 Bat Trang with kids in Hanoi

Making ceramic product by yourself (insta: ruthermoreadventures)

The most amazing activity that visitors must try is to create porcelain items themselves. Visitors will be provided a rotating table and a tray of clay to handmade the products. After deciding the shape of your objects and finish it, you can decorate them with your favorite pattern and ask for the glaze to complete the products.

Then it is your turn to be freely creative to make your products, whether it is a vase or a bowl with a flower or cartoon pattern!

You can choose to left items at the shop or dry them and bring them home as a souvenir. It takes about 1 hour for the dry process. The fee of this handmade creative production is about 20.000 VND each and for the take-away item is 35.000 VND

Shopping

The village’s market is the place where you can buy those ceramics and bring them home as a gift or souvenirs. The products are made in Bat Trang and come in numerous model, style, usage,…

Making ceramic product by yourself in Bat trang

Ceramic bracelets you can buy or even make it yourself as souvenirs (insta: keewi2511)

Can't help falling in love with this lovely ceramic stuff!

Even you don’t want to bring home anything, pay this place visit to see the vibrant atmosphere and this lively, colorful market!

Sometimes you can also see a professional potter making ceramics and showing off their wonderful skills!

Ceramic wind bells in Bat trang

Ceramic wind bells (insta: keewi2511)

Country food

Spending all day experiencing fun activities and buying beautiful souvenirs you must be tired, but do not worry about that you can try some country food such as grilled potato or taro cake, grilled or boiled corncobs, grilled eggs, Vietnamese banh mi...

Drinking some tea or fresh coconuts.

Grilled sweet potato cakes, grilled taro cakes and grilled eggs in Bat Trang

Grilled sweet potato cakes, grilled taro cakes and grilled eggs (insta: mallie_is_me)

History of Ceramic Gallery

When visiting Bat Trang, an antiquated village, visitors should never miss the chance of learning about the history, the evolution of ceramics and porcelain in Vietnam through the course of time. Visiting Vạn Vân House, visitors can see the representative architecture of houses in Vietnam in the last centuries and also numerous ancient ceramics objects collected from the 15th century to the 18th century.

Van Van House at the ceramic village

The opening time is Van Van House is from 8:00 to 17:30

Bat Trang village Free tour with Hanoi Free Local Tour

Make the pottery product by yourself in Bat Trang

Make the pottery product by yourself (insta: chanellemarie.n)

It's fun to have hands-on experience in making pottery

As a site in the outskirt of the city, visitors are highly recommended to have a local travel mate for convenience and also to learn more about the place’s insight and history.

The free tour is organized by AZ Local Trip with tour guides are groups of young passionate and energetic students who seek to guide the foreigners as a way to practice and improve their English skills but are trained to have full knowledge about attractions in Hanoi and tour guide skill.

Booking a tour is easy as visitors only have to go to websites and place a tour’s order. Visitors will receive a confirmation from tour director and they will be picked at their hotel or arranged a meeting place at the time as appointed.

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