Bát Trang – the ceramic village on the outskirts of Hanoi – is probably my #1 shopping spot in terms of volumes. Pottery is a very popular craft in Vietnam, and this village is a series of shops selling all kinds of ceramic stuff at a fraction of the prices anywhere else that I have seen. But cheap does not mean pathetic, in fact, whenever I’m there, I contemplate buying everything in the shop – it’s so pretty! And their shopping bags are made of eco-friendly cane that look so classy, that sometimes you want to buy for the sake of the bag.
My neighbour & I felt that it was a great day for an excursion, so we took off to Bat Trang this afternoon. Here’s my loot:
Some of these shall end up as gifts, but this time, most of it is for greedy ol’ me.