IMPORTANT: I strongly recommend you book this experience early during your stay in Hanoi, since properly firing ceramic and cool down in the kiln takes at least 48 hours to complete, making your cups look better, last longer and more useful (can contain liquid, food, etc). However, it is still POSSIBLE if you're SHORT ON TIME, we can provide the raw version that dries out naturally in a few days after you leave Hanoi. - Meetup - Go to Bat Trang Ceramic Village by bus (40 MINUTES drive) from Long Bien Interchange bus station in Yen Phu street - Arrive at The Village 1. Visit Village ancient town with the local guide to understand its history (~45 MINUTES) 2. Watch local workers & products through different stages of ceramic manufacture (~45 MINUTES) 3. Make your own Masterpiece: (~90 MINUTES) Shape the form with detail guidance by the host Let it dry while relaxing, having lunch (optional) and browsing the shops Paint the dried product - Free your imagination! - Back to City Center, Arrive back at Long Bien Interchange bus station in Yen Phu street (40 MINUTES drive) Transportation time Total: 80 Minute Activities time Total: 180 Minute (3 hours) - CAN BE ADJUST BASED ON YOUR TIME
The main option for lunch will be steamed spring rolls served by a lovely local artisan in the village. There will also be…
Refreshments will be provided
Tickets for pottery workshop including 02 RAW HEATED products OR 01 KILN HEATED product Per person for you to bring home. You…
We will meet each other and end the trip at Long Bien bus station. from there Bus tickets both ways to and from The Village…
Pottery equipment is provided. You will have spinning tables that you have to turn by hand, which is really how artisans in…
'Why this experience?' is the question many asked me. It's not the first, the only, definitely not the last thing I host, but I can do this all day! Each time I go, there are new things to learn about the village, the craft... Also, I'm lucky to have Mr. Hoang, a passionate and skillful village local who really knows how to introduce traditional pottery handmaking in short period of time for both beginners and guests more used to automatic tables. He's been doing this for more or less 10 years. The most interesting part is to watch fellow travelers (like you) enjoy learning about history, culture, people, and immerse in the craft. All the feelings; excitement, surprise, early frustration, patience, joy, relaxing... packed together. In the end, you bring home a piece or two made by yourself, great way to keep the memory long lasting!
Bat Trang Pottery Village: Located 15km outside Hanoi center, A village rich in history that is famous for locals for doing business, buying house decor items or student field trips.