Bat Trang Ceramics - The true pride of Vietnam
We will pick you up at the hotel for an hour car ride heading northeast of Ha Noi on the left bank of the Red River to Bat Trang Village. The village is surrounded by fertile farmland and well known for its beautiful ceramics. Bat Trang is filled with wall-to-wall shops selling ancient and modern ceramics. It is not only a booming business but also the trade helping to keep the traditional crafts alive. Have a chance to chat with the local artisans at work or try sitting behind a potters wheel to see how they create ceramic vases and other master pieces in their kilns. In order to make products with different shapes, the artisans must perform many processes from choosing clays, drawing, dealing with and mixing additives, forming shapes, heating. etc.,to finishing products. This work must need meticulous and hard-working artisans. If interested, you can take photos with the craftmen here and buy some some gifts for your relatives, friends. This trip helps you understand more about this craft village and local people. Return to Ha Noi.