On the morning of November 30th, the delegations of the International Math and Science Olympiad (IMSO 2019) paid a visit to Bat Trang pottery village (one of the most pretigious pottery villages of Vietnam) and learned about ethnic cultures at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
Bat Trang Village, located on the left bank of Red River, is more than 10km southeast of the city center, is a famous traditional village of Vietnamese pottery products. This village was formed during the Ly dynasty. Over 500 years of history with many ups and downs through the long course of time, but Bat Trang Village still exists and grows until now with many quality products exported to a lot of countries around the world. .
Visiting Bat Trang pottery village, international students walked around the areas to get introduced about Vietnamese pottery products. Moreover, they were especially interested in making their own pottery products with the guidance of Bat Trang artisans. Meanwhile, some other students diligently painted the pottery products to bring back to their countries as unforgettable souvenirs from Vietnam.
At Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which displays and preserves the cultural values of 54 ethnic groups across Vietnam, international students had a precious opportunity to explore and learn about culture, costumes and traditions of Vietnamese ethnic groups. They also enjoyed playing traditional games right on the museum campus.
The visit not only brings candidates and their relatives with a refreshing spirit, but also contributes to promote and introduce the image of the country and culture of Vietnam to international friends.
Some photos at Bat Trang pottery village
Some photos at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology