Bat Trang pottery museum: The perfect weekend getaway for art lovers in Vietnam
About 15 kilometers from the heart of Hanoi sits the Bat Trang pottery musemum – a newly emerged hotspot for the young who look for a quick weekend trip.
The pottery museum, located on the banks of the Bac Hung Hai River, is notable for its potter's wheel-inspired architecture.
The museum has recently been pulling in a large number of local and international visitors.
Youngsters often take photos under the skylights on the first floor of the Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Hien / Tuoi Tre
The Bat Trang pottery museum features six floors of stunning pottery, each with its own coterie of unique styles.
The first floor of the museum, which displays the various products made in Bat Trang Village, is the most popular due to its distinctive architectural design – a stunning backdrop for young people in want of unique Instagram photos with a variety of colors, unique architecture, and fantastic lighting.
The skylights, in particular, offer a great setting for a photoshoot.
A visitor poses for a photo on the first floor of the Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi. Photo: Minh Son / Tuoi Tre
The second floor provides valuable information about the Bat Trang pottery village's past and present.
Visitors should traverse this space in a circular route from left to right to learn about the history of pottery making and to admire Bat Trang's current pottery designs.
An exhibition on the second floor of the Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre
The Contemporary Art Center on the third floor of the museum houses numerous stunning works of modern art.
Visitors can relax on the fourth floor while sipping a cup of coffee and watching the Bac Hung Hai river meander by.
A family poses for a selfie on the first floor of the Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre
The fifth floor is dedicated to tea ceremonies and light art.
On the ground floor, tourists can expose their sense of artistry by creating their own ceramic products.
Quach Thi Thuy, a resident of Hanoi's Hoang Mai District, said she had visited Bat Trang Village several times before, but this was her first visit to the pottery museum.
A young woman poses for a photo on the first floor of the Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre
“The space left a lasting impact on me, particularly the area on the second level, which preserves and simulates the evolution of the pottery village from the past to the present,” Thuy said.
The pottery museum is currently open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
A panorama photo of the Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Hien / Tuoi Tre
The entrance cost is VND50,000 (US$2.14) per person, which includes tickets to the whole museum.
Visitors can also purchase additional tickets to experience pottery making, contemporary art, and a tea ceremony.
A visitor takes a photo of his friend at the Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi. Tourists who wish to catch the entire enchanting, swirling frame inspired by the curve of the pottery on the potter's wheel, which inspired the architecture of the museum, can rotate their phones, utilize Panorama mode, or use a wide-angle camera to capture the whole space. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre
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