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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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  • Very good38%
  • 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 27 June 2014

About an hour away from Hanoi by taxi. Huge selection, some shops will bargain, some not. Some shops will let you try your hand at working the clay into something you can take home.

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 June 2014

If you haven't tried making ceramics before then this is a good laugh if you are with friends or have small children. Many options of places to make, bake and paint. If you're like me you will be useless at it, but its still a...More

1  Thank PQexpat
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I've been there for many times. I visited and then brought friends for visiting. It's convenient to go. You just take bus 47 from Long Bien Bus Station and get off at the terminal of this bus. Walking to the left of the terminal and...More

1  Thank lastlyvn
Reviewed 6 June 2014

What to do for the kids: Ceremic making and painting What to do for the parents: shopping for some nice pottery products. Don't go to the market, try small shops with more unique products. Try to book for a lunch or dinner with the local...More

1  Thank Anh P
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I get a little amusement from the negative comments of some of the tourists about this attraction. So...they are tourists and they dislike "tourist traps". LOL!!! Seriously......Bat Trang is a combination of an age old art and tourism. What else would you expect?? Not all...More

2  Thank Vnvet68
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Went there as part of the day tour. It is a small place with shops selling ceramics and also workshops. Although you do get to see some folks making the ceramics but it wasn't really interesting. And the products there are really expensive. Totally not...More

4  Thank Phua W
Reviewed 7 May 2014

An interesting handicrafts. You are able to follow the production of ceramics and the children have the chance to try their hand at making pottery itself. Good shopping for all people. We will be come back here again.

1  Thank oldman e
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

This is a ceramic village where almost no one can speak English. The center market is very small, 1 hours is enought because you won't know about stories about the ceramic here, Vietnam ceramic is simple and not as beautiful as Chinese and european's. But...More

2  Thank Lonelyplanet_Tam
Reviewed 28 April 2014

A very interesting excursion to Bat Trang - such a lot to see and the opportunity to make your own pottery

1  Thank briangb210547
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great for both adults & kids, the village has nice ceramic products for sale and holds ceramic making classes which are hugely popular with kids.

1  Thank FireSpitter
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12 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