Bat Trang ceramic village tour

About 13 kilometers to the south of Hanoi is the location of Bat Trang village, "the village of bowls", which is famous throughout the world for its ceramics. This is indeed the oldest and best known pottery village of Vietnam.
At Bat Trang the craftsmen are skilled and talented. Their precious knowledge and experience are inherited for many generations. They primarily use clay to create a whole bunch of different objects, tableware and decorative objects. Today they still use traditional methods for making their pottery, including wooden towers. Products are dried in brick ovens and painted by hand. You will find bowls, dishes, vases, cups finely decorated in unique patterns.
7.30 – 8.30: Pick you up at your hotel. We start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house - where Uncle Ho lived and worked from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh Museum where tourists will learn about his devotion for Viet Nam. We continue our trip to Tran Quoc pagoda, Budhist relics and national heritage, lying on one side of West Lake. We drive to Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, which is considered to be the first university in Viet Nam. It is an ancient architecture, built with fairly big scale that still exists until present time in Ha Noi capital. Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) had been built in October 1073 to worship Confucius, the founder of Confucianism and the Chu Van An - headmaster of Quoc Tu Giam (Imperial College) - representing for the high moral philosophy and ethics of Vietnamese education.
12.00: Have lunch at a local restaurant.
13.00: Continue our trip to the highlight of the day- Bat Trang ceramics village with a half-millenary historic development and about 13 kilometers south east of Ha Noi centre. 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. 
We drive back to Hoan Kiem legend lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple which respects Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao former general commander. We also know about the Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake. See you off at your hotel.

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