One hour from the capital city of Hanoi, you will find the small quiet district of Gia Lam. Naturally rich in clay, this district has become home to Vietnam’s ever-popular Bat Trang Pottery Village. The Bat Trang Pottery Village is an age-old commune that produces some of Hanoi‘s amazing line of ceramic, glass, and clay products.
Each day, bus-loads of tourists visit Bat Trang to check out the village’s famous pottery market. Along the village’s streets, several establishments also offer pottery-making sessions for a very minimal fee.
Check out my photos of Vietnam‘s Bat Trang Pottery Village
Pottery-Making at Bat Trang
Pottery-making session in progress. For only 100,000 VND, you can make your very own clay product (unlimited time,) and bring the actual product home with you!
The store owner teaching guests how to properly make a clay glass, bowl, or cup
Once the clay products are done, they are then ‘baked’ and painted. And while waiting for the paint to dry, visitors can then use the same paintbrush to write their names on the wall!
“LEY from CEBU was HERE!” But of course! 🙂
Bat Trang Pottery Market
After our short but fun pottery-making session, we were off to the pottery market.
The Bat Trang Pottery Market is humongous! Pottery lovers will be extremely happy to see rows and rows of stores selling different kinds of ceramic and pottery products.
One of the most popular items at the market at the teacup sets.
I mean, it’s pretty understandable why everyone wants to bring them home. Just look at them!
Yet even more teacup sets. They also sell bowls, plates, and saucers.
These ones are my favorite! They look both elegant and unique.
From simple mugs to the most outlandish centerpieces, you will find something that suits your taste at the Bat Trang Pottery Market.
BAT TRANH POTTERY VILLAGE
BAT TRANH, HANOI, VIETNAM