Hoan Kiem Lake
Thap Rua

The Bat Trang ceramics village, a 500-year-old village, is located about 10 km northeast of Hanoi on the left bank of the Red River.
Bat Trang ceramics are truly the pride of Vietnam.
According to Vietnam's famous history book, Dai Viet Su Ky Toan Thu, the name of Bat or Bat Trang Commune was first known in 1352. However, unofficial records said that in the Ly dynasty (1010-1225), villagers from Bo Bat commune in Ninh Binh Province resettled in this area and called it Bat Trang Commune.

The villagers chose the area because they found porcelain clay - a good material to produce high quality porcelain and ceramics. The land is also easy to access by a water way as it lies next to the Nhi or Hong (Red) River.

Bat Trang ceramics were sought for by people of all walks of life from royal families in Thang Long (Hanoi) city to farmers. Since the 15th century, ceramic house-utensils made by the Bat Trang village were also among the tributes to Chinese kings.

Program - 1 :

Am : 8h00 Pick up at your hotel to BAT TRANG, an old pottery village & COLOA - an old citadel of Vietnam.

Pm : Return to your hotel in Hanoi.


The traditional skill

Van Phuc is situated on the bank of Nhue River, 10km from Hanoi on the southwest motorway. The village is in the centre of Ha Dong Town, Ha Tay Province, and the biggest silk production village in Vietnam. The sound of looms has filled Van Phuc for a thousand years, and is a touching sound to villagers when returning from far away.

The main road is surrounded by greenery and ponds, and colourful bolts of silk drying on the road. In fact, the village’s fine silk, commonly known as Ha Dong Silk, has inspired many poets and composers to write about its beauty.

Program - 2 : pick up from hotel in Hanoi

Am : 8h00 Pick up from your hotel to VAN PHUC, a silk village, TRAM pagoda & TRAM GIAN pagoda.

Pm : Return to your hotel in Hanoi.


Price valid until 30 Dec 2009

Number of Persons





6 - 8
Rate in USD per person
118 USD 68 USD 65 USD 45 USD 36 USD


Join group tour Option 1 & 2 (4 hours visiting ): 36 USD / person



Price includes:
Transport, entrance fee, lunch and guide.


Tour Cost excludes:
 Travel insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers.


Trip Summary:


Trip starts in and ends in Hanoi.


All year round;


Moderate to Strenous;


Private car or mini bus

Updated 01 October 2005


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