Authentic Bat Trang
Paint & Pottery Studios
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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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We bring the oldest ceramics village of Bat Trang to you right in the heart of Hanoi's old quarter, at 115 Hang Gai, Hang gai, Hoan Kiem. Here you will find a wide selection of authentic Bat Trang ceramics for sale. You can even join a pottery class conducted by an experienced teacher, in a small group setting. For $35, you can learn the basics of pottery and you can take home your very own creation.
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Esther I
Westminster, MD38 contributions
Never having done pottery before it was fun to try it out. The instructors were very patient and really wanted you to get a good piece, helping out whenever they could. I ended up creating at least 6 or more pieces half of which I scrapped. You shoot pics of those you want finished and choose your glaze which they do after drying. Since it takes 3 days to complete the process, make sure you have enough time for them to finish, and wear clothes that are easily washed or shorts as you end up with a lot of splatter on you. I asked about shipping and it’s expensive. Great activity especially for a rainy day.
Written 25 November 2022
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Scorpio-Tan
11 contributions
Teacher is patient although we spoilt the dough several times. Eventually we manage to make a few decent pottery. It has been a good experience. Each participants is entitled to one pottery and any additional pottery you want to bring back will cost you USD5/ pcs.
Written 19 November 2022
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Jade K
3 contributions
It was a great course with an excellent teacher! They fired and glazed some of our creations for us so we could take them home! 100% would recommend 😁
Written 7 November 2022
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Patrick B
Thi Xa An Khe, Vietnam3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Beautiful and authentic craftsmanship. This was such a great find with beautiful pottery made in Hanoi. I was so happy to be able to bring something so local and authentic as a souvenir. Really well packed for the trip back too
Written 16 October 2022
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teresa n
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My daughter is really into the arts and aside from doing the usual touristy stuff and we were not disappointed. We had such a blast with teacher Hang. She’s sweet and helpful!! It’s basically the teacher showing you how to mold the ceramics in the beginning and the rest of the time you try to make the most items you can in 3 hours. In the end you pick one item you want to keep for free, they’ll dry and then fire it and then glaze it for you. We’ll definitely do this again, it was relaxing and a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. We ended buying the rest of the creations we made and since it takes a few days to finish up the baking and glazing they shipped our finished product to our destination to HCM city just in time before leaving VN.
Written 16 October 2022
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liamadelaidesa
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
Over sold. There were 4 electronic pottery machines and 5 people in the class. Someone had to use manual the whole time. I volunteered, naturally as a result of my decision the task became boring and laborious.

Understand I chose to do the manual, but I feel the class should be equal for all.

Other participants, my wife included enjoyed themselves.
Written 9 October 2022
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kxpha
Santa Ana, CA1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had such a great time learning from our instructor! He really helped us throughout the whole experience. He even guided us through what we wanted to make and fixed our mistakes! Would recommend this activity! It was a great way to stay cool from the sun and meet new people. Can’t wait to see our final products!
Written 12 September 2022
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Justine M
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Sep 2022 • Solo
My favorite ceramics shop in town, many beautiful handmade pieces and very affordable. And a big plus for the friendly seller!
Written 12 September 2022
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Andrew
New york3 contributions
My two girls (11 and 7) and I did the 3 hour pottery session at Authentic Bat Trang located in the Old Quarters. Our instructor was extremely patient with us, helping us often when we would fail at turning a cup, bowl, or plate on the wheel. You get to make as many pieces as you want during the 3 hour session, and choose which pieces you want fired and glazed. You get one piece included with the class. This was a fun, laid back activity for my girls and I. We didn’t feel rushed and took our time to familiarize ourselves with the process and get more comfortable over the 3 hour period. Sony, who manages the store, is very kind and accomodating, and managed to get our pieces ready for us in time for our trip home. They also offer shipping services if there is not enough time.
Written 9 September 2022
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Simon S
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We did the 3 hours pottery class in the old town of Hanoi and had a lot of fun. The teacher was very patient with us and you don’t need to bring any experience. I would advice to do the class in the beginning of your trip so you can take the plates/mugs etc. with you (2-3 days burning time)…otherwise you can choose something from the shop.
Written 29 August 2022
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