FVH Tet Excursion

Sun 03 Feb 2013, 8 am – 3 pm Van Giang Village Join us on this FVH excursion to Van Giang Village, a small village off the beaten track north of Bat Trang pottery village, where you will be able to experience authentic Kitchen God celebrations at a 300 year-old local house, and participate in the preparation – and eating – of food typical of the Tet season. The trip will start with a visit to the village market to shop for food and to view the paper offerings which will be burned for the … [Read more...]

Bát Tràng Pottery Village

By: Hal Medrano One nice thing about living in Hanoi is that when you need to buy dishes for a new apartment, there's a 600-year-old pottery village right next door. Bát Tràng village (the word Bát means "bowl"; Tràng means "workshop" or "guild") lies on the bank of the Red River, about 13 km. from Hanoi. To get there, you cross the Chương Dương bridge out of central Hanoi, turn right onto a dilapidated, heavily pot-holed road, and try to avoid being hit by the buses, trucks, and … [Read more...]