Pottery village enriches Vietnamese culture

 The Bat Trang Pottery Village in Hanoi’s Gia Lam District dates back 700 years but is only about a 20-30 minute car or motorbike ride from central Hanoi, attracting Vietnamese buyers, exporters and foreign visitors with its huge variety of ceramics and pottery products.

pottery village enriches vietnamese culture
pottery village enriches vietnamese culture

The well-preserved traditional artisanship of village households contributes to Bat Trang’s product diversity, beauty and uniqueness.

Products include items for daily household use, such as bowls, cups, plates, teapots, flower pots, lime pots, jars of wine and bottles, and worship and decorative products, among many others. Made by family companies, Bat Trang products are considered reasonably priced.

Visitors to the commune can visit ceramic and pottery stores as well as the Bat Trang porcelain and pottery market where they can try their hand at making pottery products.

Young people and foreign visitors sometimes spend a whole day in the market, making gifts for their relatives and or friends.

Pham Tiep