1. Pottery-making village - Bat Trang Porcelain village (Ha Noi)
Bat Trang Porcelain Village is a traditional pottery-making village, which is located in the Northern of the Red River, Bat Trang town, Gia Lam district, Ha Noi. The pottery here is made of a special kind of clay – the white clay.
The craftsmen only use their hands to knead the clay into the shape of the bowl, flower vase, etc. Then, they draw lively pictures or patterns on the products and glaze them. After that, these kneaded-clays will be put into the kiln for heating.
The pottery products of Bat Trang Porcelain Village are always famous for the skillfulness, subtleness and the diversity of product’s shapes such as small bowls, large bowls, flower vases, pots, thuribles, etc. Especially, all the handicrafts of this pottery-making village are waterproof and fade-resistant.
The glaze of Bat Trang is also very subtle and unique with the secret recipe, which is handed down from generation to generation. Those values have created such an irresistible attraction and appealing feature for Bat Trang village. This is the reason why this traditional handicraft village can attract so many tourists as well.
The motorbike invasion here on the sidewalks is widespread, seeming "normal' and unbelievably dangerous.
This pic is a normal space for walking and is tame!!! And trust me, while Bangkok on back of a motorbike is bad, this is just next level horrifying and scary!
The bikes, cars and buses seem to go in any direction they choose completely seemingly oblivious to crossings, green lights for people to cross the street and any and every direction including on the pavement is totally acceptable.
But the parks, cultural spaces are a beautiful serene oasis right in the middle of this somewhat organised chaos where very obliviously the roads have barely improved since the French left in the 1950s.
I haven't seen one cop the whole time I've been here!
Officials more focused on removing street vendors - one of the most charming features of this city.
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