A Village overrun by Potters?

That's right. Its Bat Trang. Known for its 'Bat Trang porcelain', this area of Vietnam has been making pottery since the 14th century. Located just outside Hanoi at a bend near the Red River, there is no question why this village was put on the map - proximity to the city and large deposits of fine clay. It is even said that porcelain from this area has travelled all over the world via European cargo ships ever since the beginning, often relabeled with a new origin or maker.  

To this day there are still professional potters here, many crafting and creating beautiful pieces of art. Stunning tea sets and dinnerware too. More recently there has also been a technical addition to the process, making many pieces here incredibly affordable - that is, if you make the journey.

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