Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Ceramic Village: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Hanoi: 4-Hour Bat Trang Ceramics Village Tour

1. From Hanoi: 4-Hour Bat Trang Ceramics Village Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience and start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. Head northeast along 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 potter’s 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 clay, drawing, dealing with and mixing additives, forming shapes, heating, and more to finish products. This work needs meticulous and hard-working artisans. Take photos with the craftsmen and buy gifts for your relatives or friends before returning to Hanoi.

Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour with Lunch and Optional Extras

2. Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour with Lunch and Optional Extras

Start the day in the early morning from the convenient meeting point or with a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Meet your guide and driver and depart for Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. Next up, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, consisting of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, and Ba Dinh Square. See the final resting place of Uncle Ho and the One Pillar Pagoda, an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Discover the Ethnology Museum which offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote sociology-cultural diversity within the country. The museum is packed full of information detailing traditional Vietnamese ways of life, from religious events to the symbolic rituals of all Vietnamese ethnic groups. Afterward, return to the Old Town and savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Head then to Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam, the Temple of Literature, and Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 with its gardens and well-preserved architecture offering a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Next stop is at Hoa Lo Prison, which was built by the French, from 1886 to 1901, when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina. Learn more about the wars against colonial France. If you would prefer to further explore the city, there is an optional cyclo tour taking in around 36 streets during a 45-minute ride on a traditional Vietnamese rickshaw known locally as a xích lô This was the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam during the French colonial period and was used as luxury transportation for the French and a small number of Vietnamese people at that time.

Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour and Water Puppet Show

3. Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour and Water Puppet Show

Get picked up by your friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City. Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake. It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi, built in the 6th century. Visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, where you'll have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where people come to worship the Goddess of Mercy – it is the most unique padoga in the world. Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam. Have lunch at a restaurant. Enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11th century. Head to Hoa Lo Prison Museum which was originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. Get dropped off at the Water Puppet Theater and enjoy the show for about an hour.

Hanoi Old Quarter Vegetarian Food Tour

4. Hanoi Old Quarter Vegetarian Food Tour

Option 1: Food tour in Hanoi Old Quarter (anytime between 8am-6pm) You will walk through Hanoi's old quarter with a local guide and at the same time try some of this amazing vegetarian dishes along the way, such as: -Egg with vegetables banh mi -Fresh spring rolls (with mango, cucumber, green papaya, pho, carrots, herbs, lettuce..) deep in a tasty peanut butter sauce -Fried dumplings -Vietnamese traditional dessert -Egg coffee -Steamed rice roll cake Options 2: Sightseeing and then meal in buffet restaurant (prefered time is from 9am to 12am or from 5pm to 8pm) You will walk through Hanoi's old quarter with a local guide for 1.5 hours, stop by a Café to try our famous Vietnamese egg coffee. After a long walk, we’ll get to a famous vegetarian buffet restaurant. You’ll have a chance to taste 20-30 different kind of food from salad, soup, fried to main dishes and dessert. For examples: -Five colors rolls -Yam bean and almond salad -Grilled mushrooms and vegetables -Lotus root salad -Pumkin soup -Grilled eggplant with onion fat -Misty fruit with coconut milk -Grapefruit sweet soup -Baked banana bread (The menu will change everyday depends on the seasonal vegetables and the restaurant)

Bat Trang Pottery ancient village by Motorbike

5. Bat Trang Pottery ancient village by Motorbike

You will meet with your motorbike  tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi downtown, then start the trip to Bat Trang pottery village. Arrive Bat Trang pottery village, then go to a workshop to make ceramic items by yourself with the traditional family. After drying your products, you will paint and cover them with different colors for decoration and make it become more and more unique. Afterwards, have lunch in restaurant near Bat Trang market. Then, walk around the area of making ceramic products, enter the ancient area in Bat Trang village. Get in Bat Trang market and have a look of variety of ceramic products there. Afterwards, get back to Hanoi city – the Old Quarter and to your hotel.

Hanoi: City Highlights Tour with Transfer and Lunch

6. Hanoi: City Highlights Tour with Transfer and Lunch

8h00 – 8h30: We pick you up at your hotel. We start to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, including Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh's stilt house - where Uncle Ho lived and worked from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh Museum where tourists will learn about his devotion for Viet Nam. 10h30 : We continue our trip to Tran Quoc pagoda, Budhist relics and national heritage, lying on one side of West Lake. 11h00 : Then we’ll proceed to visit one of these : Option 1 : Bat Trang Ceramics & Pottery Village ( On Mondays – Fridays ) Option 2 : Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ( On Tuesdays – Wednesday - Thursdays – Saturdays – Sundays ) 12h30 : Have lunch at a local restaurant. 13h30 – 13h45 : Continue to visit Temple of Literature – The first university in Vietnam. 15h30 : Leaving for Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple where worships General Tran Hung Dao – The most talented general of Vietnam in the ancient time. 16h30 : The Trip end ! Back to Hotel

Hanoi Must-See City Full Day: Museum of Ethnology & Lunch

7. Hanoi Must-See City Full Day: Museum of Ethnology & Lunch

Your tour guide and driver will pick you up so please provide details of your hotel to confirm the pick-up service. Visit the Ho Chi Minh complex and have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around Ho Chi Minh garden to see the 2 houses where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. Visit the One Pillar Pagoda where people worship the Godess of Mercy. It is the most unique padoga in the world. Also visit either Bat Trang ceramics and pottery village or the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology depending on the day. Have lunch at a restaurant. Have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine including many delicious dishes. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam in the feudal system. See the Tran Quoc Pagoda – first built in Ha Noi in the 6th Century. You will see the oldest Bodhi Tree in Vietnam planted by Ho Chi Minh. Leave for Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple where people worship General Tran Hung Dao who defeated the Mongolian invader in the 13th Century. After visiting the One Pillar pagoda, get to visit the Lacquer Paintings workshop – the biggest center in Ha Noi Then depending on the day, visit one of these : - Option 1 : Bat Trang ceramics and pottery village (On Mondays – Wednesdays – Fridays ) - Option 2 : Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (On Tuesdays – Thursdays – Saturdays and Sundays)

Hanoi Local Tours: Villages/Art Excursion

8. Hanoi Local Tours: Villages/Art Excursion

On this excursion, you can savor the most popular local foods in Hanoi, such as xoi xeo, noodle soup, bun thang, bun dau mam tom, and banh cuon. At 8:00 a.m., the driver picks you up at your hotel lobby, followed by visits to Bat Trang pottery village, where shopkeepers will guide you in creating your very own ceramic product. Dong Ky wooden handicraft village, But Thap pagoda, and Dong Ho painting village. Then it's off to Dong Ky, a traditional wood carving village, located in Dong Quang commune, Tien Son district, Bac Ninh province. There, you will be surprised by the beauty, quality, and sophistication of the furniture made by the "golden hands" of skilled craftsmen. But Thap temple houses various priceless ancient objects and statues, masterworks of 17th-century Vietnamese wood carving. The pagoda has 10 buildings spread over 100 meters, from the three-entrance gate to the bell-tower and back house. Inside the temple are more than 50 statues, the most remarkable of which is the thousand-handed and thousand-eyed Guanyin, one of the sculptural masterpieces of Vietnam. Dong Ho village, also known as Mai village, is very small, with no more than 200 households. Dong Ho paintings are lively descriptions of the beauty of the countryside and traditional customs and festivals. After this, it's back to the hotel for the 5:00 p.m. drop-off.

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What people are saying about Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Wonderful tour with an amazing guide. Lee was so friendly, knowledgeable and a real pleasure to have him as our guide. Great detailed information at each stop, while also allowing some time for ourselves, to take all the photos we wanted. Water puppet show was also very nice. Thank you very much to Lee for a wonderful day! Fully recommend this tour.

I really enjoyed this tour! Chuong was really knowledgable which made him a really good guide and I got to see some amazing sights. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to get a quick stop tour of all the great things in Hanoi.

I thoroughly enjoyed my day! Our guide was excellent as he explained some of the history of Hanoi: I gained a better understanding of the area, conflicts and how Hanoi fits into Vietnam history.

Tina was our tour guide. She showed us her favourite spots and gave us suggestions for our whole stay. Very welcoming and had a great time! The food was very good.

Very well arranged itinerary. Learned so much about the history and culture of Vietnam. Spent just enough time at each segment of the itinerary.