Bat Trang pottery village is not only remembered as traditional village but also a cultural village, a distinctive destination of Hanoi
Located in Gia Lam, the extramural district of Hanoi, Bat Trang pottery village was founded from Le dynasty by the combination of five famous pottery villages including Thanh Hoa and Nguyen family in Minh Trang area. After Ly Thai To moved the capital to Thang Long, the pottery artists also moved to this rich land to settle down. The favourable elements about weather as well as the skillful hands and creativity of the artists made the value of pottery.
The beauty of Bat Trang pottery is adorned not only by the motifs on paper but also the ingenious details and lines from raw material to completed product. It doesn’t mean that the character in the Vietnamese folk song wants to buy Bat Trang brick to build his lover’s lake to wash her feet. It can be understood that Bat Trang brick is very firm and solid. It has the good quality and be often used to build house, flooring,…
Considered as an ancient traditional village, Bat Trang pottery is produced as handicraft, expresses the creative talent of the artists through many generations. Both materials and shape of potteries are done by hand thanks to turning tables. By using the glazes from experiences, Bat Trang pottery has the distinctive feature that is thick, strong and quite heavy. The white glazes often turn into opaque color. The Bat Trang products such as individual vase, twin vase, bowl… were bought in large number by tradesman.
Combined by perfect pottery product and the historical as well as traditional value, nowadays Bat Trang is not a sheer village. In common with the religious monuments and famous cultural products, this village became a destination which is attractive a lot of visitors in Hanoi. Travelling to Bat Trang, you will be listened about the story and history of the village. Bat Trang is also a cultural village.
Visiting the Bat Trang pottery village Photo: chogombattrang.vn
With the meticulous introduction of the artists with more than 20 years experience, you can try out to make a product. With your hand, you will see the normal clods turning into a real product. Besides, you can enjoy the traditional special food which you have never tried in other places such as bamboo shoot, the glutinous rice cooked with spit peas, seed tea… Let’s enjoy the differences in Bat Trang pottery village.