Phu Lang Pottery Village

  • DepartingDaily
  • Days1
  • StyleBasic
  • From$10USD

Phu Lang Pottery Village

Explore the rich traditions of pottery in a North Vietnam village. Spend a half day in Phu Lang, wandering through workshops and seeing artisans at work. See the remarkable kilns and admire the pottery produced from techniques dating back to the 13th century.

Start Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish Hanoi, Vietnam
Destination Vietnam
Style Basic

Physical rating ***
Ages Not required
Group size Min 2 paxs

Small groups

Average group size of 10 paxs

Local leaders

Local food, accommodation and transport

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Today’s tour will begin at 08:30. Discover one of Vietnam’s last remaining pottery villages with a half day excursion from Hanoi. Travel east to Phu Lang, a non-commercial pottery hamlet located on the banks of the Cau River.

Take a step back in time while walking through the streets of Phu Lang. The town has been producing ceramic vessels since the 13th century and very little has changed in the production methods. Almost half of the residents are involved in the pottery industry, making decorative tiles, jars and burial caskets that are sold domestically and abroad.

Visit workshops using incredible rang kilns, brick tunnel kilns that stretch up to 20 meters long. See how the craftsmen fuel the fires with wood to generate temperatures upwards of 1000 degrees Celsius. Witness skilled artisans designing vessels from raw clay found in the region. Learn how vibrant colours are created from enamels of eel skin, frog skin and other resourceful methods.

Admire the remarkable craftsmanship of these unique, handmade vessels at a local shop before returning to Hanoi at midday.


Our services include

  • Meals as mentioned
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle

Our services do not include

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and expenditures of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

Important notes

  • Time: 08:30 – 12:30
  • Departure: Daily
Supplement guides other languages
Language Supplement per group per day
German 10 USD/ group
Spanish 26 USD/ group

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