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March 24, 2012

Bat Trang ceramic village

About 13 kilometers to the south of Hanoi is the location of Bat Trang village, "the village of bowls", which is famous throughout the world for its ceramics. This is indeed the oldest and best known pottery village of Vietnam.

At Bat Trang the craftsmen are skilled and talented. Their precious knowledge and experience are inherited for many generations. They primarily use clay to create a whole bunch of different objects, tableware and decorative objects. Today they still use traditional methods for making their pottery, including wooden towers. Products are dried in brick ovens and painted by hand. You will find bowls, dishes, vases, cups finely decorated in unique patterns.

Moreover, in many temples and pagodas in Vietnam, the ritual displayed objects come from Bat Trang.

Their production is popular and recognized as they export their goods annually abroad for more than 40 million USD per year!

Bat Trang village is worth to visit. Stroll along the Red River and visit the pagoda in the heart of the village passing through narrow alleys. Travelers might discover several pottery workshops and enjoy seeing artists working. You even could try your hands on it. Finally, do not miss to buy the best pieces of ceramic to keep the memorial experience of Bat Trang village when you return home.

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