General

Bat Trang, a small village in the north of Vietnam, is about 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, on the other side of Chuong Duong bridge. Why is its name popular to most tourists to northern Vietnam? The answer is its ever famous ceramic and pottery products of high quality. If you have known about Vietnam, you may not be surprised that Bat Trang’s vases,bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products have been exported worldwide. Should you would like to contemplate workers making ceramic products by hand, just come here!

What’s more, you can also try it yourself! Bat Trang village is said to be established in 14th or 15th century in several documents. However, according to the villagers, the village perhaps appeared earlier. In the story, in the village history dates back to the 10th century, when King Ly Cong Uan relocated the capital in Thang Long. With the establishment and development of the capital, many businessmen, crafters from many areas come to settle down here to work and trade. In Bat Trang, there was a lot of white clay, so that many potters, among whom was Nguyen Ninh Trang family, came and built the kilns here. Accordingly, Bat Trang has gradually changed from a normal ceramic and pottery village into a famous ceramic and pottery centre until
now. As time went by, the village’s products have developed and become well known for the best quality, style and glaze,both inside and outside of the nation. Many of these are now customized for aristocratic families and religious needs.Its popular foreign markets are Japan (under the brand “Kochi (Giao Chi) ware”), the Netherlands, Britain, Portugal, Southeast Asia, etc.

11h30: The bus bring you go to Bach Dang wharf and then, we get on boat to start your Red River Boat trip. Leaving the noisy sounds of city, you will be immersed. yourself in the rural beauty of Vietnam’s village along the river banks with sandy beaches and the unlimited green corn field. Relax and have lunch at restaurant on
boat. Cruising bring you Explore daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. It is the most famous and
long-standing pottery village in Vietnam with a nearly 1000 years old historic development. You can see lots of the pottery and ceramic showrooms scattering all over the village, visit a small family factory to see how the artisans form, paint and glaze with unique products made by skillful hands of the artists in harmony with the soil’s spirit and even have a chance to practice your talent with wet clay and a mould. You should buy some traditional ceramic products; sophisticated bowl sets and vases with blue and white enamels and new shades and finishes matching modern styles are the good choices for you.
16h30: Back to wharf and say goodbye to the captain. Tour ends

Tour Includes:
Boat trip
Pick up/drop off by air-conditioned bus.
English speaking guide.
All entrance fees and sight seeing
Vietnamese Lunch
Water on the bus
Tour Excludes:
Beverages
Travel insurance
Tips and others not clearly mentioned above.
Children Rates:
Free of charge for children under 4 years.
From 5 to 7 years is 50% of adult’s rate.
Full charge for the child over 8 years old.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels
and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian,…) should be sent before
your departure date.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels
and operating conditions.

Available departures

Tours everyday at 11 AM - 11:30 AM Vihicle: Shuttle bus - boat Tour starts & finishes at your hotels/ hostel in Hanoi Old Quarter Private tours available for groups/ family

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