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Bat Trang Ceramic Village: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour and Water Puppet Show

1. Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour and Water Puppet Show

Get picked up by your friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City. Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake. It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi, built in the 6th century. Visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, where you'll have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where people come to worship the Goddess of Mercy – it is the most unique padoga in the world. Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam. Have lunch at a restaurant. Enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11th century. Head to Hoa Lo Prison Museum which was originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. Get dropped off at the Water Puppet Theater and enjoy the show for about an hour.

Hanoi Old Quarter Vegetarian Food Tour

2. Hanoi Old Quarter Vegetarian Food Tour

Option 1: Food tour in Hanoi Old Quarter (anytime between 8am-6pm) You will walk through Hanoi's old quarter with a local guide and at the same time try some of this amazing vegetarian dishes along the way, such as: -Egg with vegetables banh mi -Fresh spring rolls (with mango, cucumber, green papaya, pho, carrots, herbs, lettuce..) deep in a tasty peanut butter sauce -Fried dumplings -Vietnamese traditional dessert -Egg coffee -Steamed rice roll cake Options 2: Sightseeing and then meal in buffet restaurant (prefered time is from 9am to 12am or from 5pm to 8pm) You will walk through Hanoi's old quarter with a local guide for 1.5 hours, stop by a Café to try our famous Vietnamese egg coffee. After a long walk, we’ll get to a famous vegetarian buffet restaurant. You’ll have a chance to taste 20-30 different kind of food from salad, soup, fried to main dishes and dessert. For examples: -Five colors rolls -Yam bean and almond salad -Grilled mushrooms and vegetables -Lotus root salad -Pumkin soup -Grilled eggplant with onion fat -Misty fruit with coconut milk -Grapefruit sweet soup -Baked banana bread (The menu will change everyday depends on the seasonal vegetables and the restaurant)

Hanoi Old Quarter & Red River Delta Cycling Tour

3. Hanoi Old Quarter & Red River Delta Cycling Tour

Discover Hanoi Old Quarter & Red River Delta 1/2 Day by Cycling (Morning tour from 8.00 am till 12pm – Afternoon tour from 1.30pm am till 5.30pm Meet up at 7:50 or 13:15 at our office at 20 Hang Muoi Street with a brief introduction of the trip as well as safety instructions on how to navigate safely through Hanoi on a bicycle, we set off towards the famous Street Murals, along the Train Street. The journey starts. On this cycling tour we furthermore take you through the most interesting parts and markets of the Old Quarter and move on towards the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum area where we will take narrow-car-free-alleys to hidden backyards so you can get a real feel of how life has been here for centuries. Cycle along beautiful tree-lined streets and take in the fresh air around the West Lake area, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Truc Bach Lake. Experience how tranquil and peaceful it is just 5-minutes from the buzzling Old Quarter of Hanoi when we cycle on narrow roads through impressive banana plantations and vegetable gardens on Banana Island that cover the fertile grounds of the Red River Delta. The noisy city suddenly seems very far away… Finish the trip while cycling back through the Old Quarter. (If you would like to have lunch with special food, you can book directly with us with price from $10 - $20 USD/person with a lot of options as Bun Cha - Barbecued pork with noodle, Fresh Spring rolls, Traditional Vietnamese Lunch...)

From Hanoi: 4-Hour Bat Trang Ceramics Village Tour

4. From Hanoi: 4-Hour Bat Trang Ceramics Village Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience and start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. Head northeast along the left bank of the Red River to Bat Trang Village. The village is surrounded by fertile farmland and well known for its beautiful ceramics. Bat Trang is filled with wall-to-wall shops selling ancient and modern ceramics. It is not only a booming business, but also the trade helping to keep the traditional crafts alive. Have a chance to chat with the local artisans at work or try sitting behind a potter’s wheel to see how they create ceramic vases and other master pieces in their kilns. In order to make products with different shapes, the artisans must perform many processes from choosing clay, drawing, dealing with and mixing additives, forming shapes, heating, and more to finish products. This work needs meticulous and hard-working artisans. Take photos with the craftsmen and buy gifts for your relatives or friends before returning to Hanoi.

Bat Trang Pottery ancient village by Motorbike

5. Bat Trang Pottery ancient village by Motorbike

You will meet with your motorbike  tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi downtown, then start the trip to Bat Trang pottery village. Arrive Bat Trang pottery village, then go to a workshop to make ceramic items by yourself with the traditional family. After drying your products, you will paint and cover them with different colors for decoration and make it become more and more unique. Afterwards, have lunch in restaurant near Bat Trang market. Then, walk around the area of making ceramic products, enter the ancient area in Bat Trang village. Get in Bat Trang market and have a look of variety of ceramic products there. Afterwards, get back to Hanoi city – the Old Quarter and to your hotel.

Hanoi Must-See City Full Day: Museum of Ethnology & Lunch

6. Hanoi Must-See City Full Day: Museum of Ethnology & Lunch

Your tour guide and driver will pick you up so please provide details of your hotel to confirm the pick-up service. Visit the Ho Chi Minh complex and have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around Ho Chi Minh garden to see the 2 houses where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. Visit the One Pillar Pagoda where people worship the Godess of Mercy. It is the most unique padoga in the world. Also visit either Bat Trang ceramics and pottery village or the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology depending on the day. Have lunch at a restaurant. Have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine including many delicious dishes. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam in the feudal system. See the Tran Quoc Pagoda – first built in Ha Noi in the 6th Century. You will see the oldest Bodhi Tree in Vietnam planted by Ho Chi Minh. Leave for Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple where people worship General Tran Hung Dao who defeated the Mongolian invader in the 13th Century. After visiting the One Pillar pagoda, get to visit the Lacquer Paintings workshop – the biggest center in Ha Noi Then depending on the day, visit one of these : - Option 1 : Bat Trang ceramics and pottery village (On Mondays – Wednesdays – Fridays ) - Option 2 : Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (On Tuesdays – Thursdays – Saturdays and Sundays)

Hanoi Local Tours: Villages/Art Excursion

7. Hanoi Local Tours: Villages/Art Excursion

On this excursion, you can savor the most popular local foods in Hanoi, such as xoi xeo, noodle soup, bun thang, bun dau mam tom, and banh cuon. At 8:00 a.m., the driver picks you up at your hotel lobby, followed by visits to Bat Trang pottery village, where shopkeepers will guide you in creating your very own ceramic product. Dong Ky wooden handicraft village, But Thap pagoda, and Dong Ho painting village. Then it's off to Dong Ky, a traditional wood carving village, located in Dong Quang commune, Tien Son district, Bac Ninh province. There, you will be surprised by the beauty, quality, and sophistication of the furniture made by the "golden hands" of skilled craftsmen. But Thap temple houses various priceless ancient objects and statues, masterworks of 17th-century Vietnamese wood carving. The pagoda has 10 buildings spread over 100 meters, from the three-entrance gate to the bell-tower and back house. Inside the temple are more than 50 statues, the most remarkable of which is the thousand-handed and thousand-eyed Guanyin, one of the sculptural masterpieces of Vietnam. Dong Ho village, also known as Mai village, is very small, with no more than 200 households. Dong Ho paintings are lively descriptions of the beauty of the countryside and traditional customs and festivals. After this, it's back to the hotel for the 5:00 p.m. drop-off.

Hanoi: City Highlights Tour with Transfer and Lunch

8. Hanoi: City Highlights Tour with Transfer and Lunch

8h00 – 8h30: We 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. 10h30 : We continue our trip to Tran Quoc pagoda, Budhist relics and national heritage, lying on one side of West Lake. 11h00 : Then we’ll proceed to visit one of these : Option 1 : Bat Trang Ceramics & Pottery Village ( On Mondays – Fridays ) Option 2 : Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ( On Tuesdays – Wednesday - Thursdays – Saturdays – Sundays ) 12h30 : Have lunch at a local restaurant. 13h30 – 13h45 : Continue to visit Temple of Literature – The first university in Vietnam. 15h30 : Leaving for Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple where worships General Tran Hung Dao – The most talented general of Vietnam in the ancient time. 16h30 : The Trip end ! Back to Hotel

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What people are saying about Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 71 reviews

I had Brian as my tour guide and he was so funny, the food was amazing too, totally recommend the tour!!! I had option 2 which he guided me through the Old Quarter first, try egg coffee and then the buffet where I ate and I was so delighted with the food. I had also many information about the culture and the Vietnamese food. His English was good and he shared many knowledge about Vietnamese food and culture.

I recommend Vietnam's history thirsty Ho Chi Minh era. The guide Mr. Tony talks with incredible commitment. People who want to enter the Uncle Ho mausoleum have a chance only in the summer. Only then is it open to visitors. I recommend the option from the Ethnographic Museum, the second option is a visit to the vessel manufacture with a 4-story store. Cool but unsatisfied.

We had the best time doing the vegetarian tour with Hoàng! He showed us the hidden spots of Hanoi and ended the tour in a lovely local café to have the best egg coffee. This tour can be done as a non-vegetarian too, you always have the option to choose between the vegetarian meal and the non vegetarian. Definitely a recommendation for every food lover!

Very nice food tour through the old town, where you are guided to restaurants / street kitchens that you would otherwise probably not notice. Our tour guide Dan was very friendly and communicative. Through him we received a lot of additional information about life in Hanoi etc. Highly recommended

Tina was our tour guide. She showed us her favourite spots and gave us suggestions for our whole stay. Very welcoming and had a great time! The food was very good.