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Bat Trang Ceramic village

(1 day - tour code BTCV01)

Located 30 km from Hanoi, Bat Trang is one of the most famous handicraft villages in Vietnam, where you can find a whole world of pottery and ceramic items. You will see the complete production procedure, starting from preparing the clay, shaping the items, drawing and putting them into the kiln. The offered items can be purchased here at reasonable prizes.

Our tour starts at 8h30. We will transfer by car from the Capital to Bat Trang ceramic village, the center of traditional "An Nam" ceramic.
Stop-off at the village is an interesting mixture between watching the real production of ceramics and walking around for some light but fine and sophisticated porcelain.
You can find in a factory the workmen mixing clay or dipping burnt vases into glaze to highlight their crackled lines, the painting masters (usually young girls with dexterous hands) paint on raw terracotta before it is heated at 900°C to 1,700°C in the ovens, take inspiring pictures of coal-dust bakes pasted on the village’s walls.
Daily life of the village with a small exciting market and the wharf at the Red River where the products, all shipped is also very fascinating.
Our tour ends around 16h30 in Hanoi.

Price in USD per person
Group size123-56-89++

Included: Private car, lunch, English speaking guide

Excluded: Personal expenses (telephone, drinks...)