Bat Trang Ceramic Village And But Thap Pagoda
Bat Trang Pottery Village Tour. Bat Trang, a small village in the north of Vietnam, is about 13 km southwest of Hanoi center, on the other side of the Red River. Bat Trang ceramic village: The most ancient and famous pottery village of Vietnam, continues to work today and is constantly developing. There are various kinds of pottery, for example jade enamel (under the Ly-Tran Dynasties), brown flower or brown enamel (under the late Tran to early Le Dynasties), cracked enamel (under the late Le Dynasty) and royal blue enamelled items (under the late Le to Nguyen Dynasties).
- Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
- Transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fee
- Other services than mentioned
- International and domestic Flights
- Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
- Tips, Travel insurance
Depart for the hours drive to Bat Trang ceramic village which is located to the east of Hanoi along the Red River; here you can wander freely into any of the workshops or galleries inside the village. Bat Trang was an important centre for ceramic production in Vietnam and the region as far back as the 15th century. The style of the ceramics being made has changed little and the same traditional motifs are still being used.
Next visit But Thap Pagoda takes a half hour, along the way see everyday Vietnamese life, the working of the rice fields and the simple villages. But Thap is one of the finest pagodas in the northern Vietnam and known as Vietnam's first Buddhist center. The pagoda was built under the dynasty of King Tran Thanh Tong (1258-1278) and rebuilt in 1647 in the Le Dynasty by Chinese Zen Buddhist priest Zhus Zhus, known as Chuyet Chuyet in Vietnamese. Back to Hanoi at around noon or late afternoon.