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Saturday, March 8

Bat Dan street- Hanoi

Bat Dan street is that the cultural values of ancient traditions seem only to be reminded, to keep the roof over the family name and the ancient city located inside a humble little corner.

 Bat Dan street has 248m long, linking Phung Hung street to Hang Bo street. Bat Dan today is belong to two wards: Cua Dong and Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Under French colonial period, the street was called Hang Chen (Rue Vieille des tasses). Here is the original part of the village’s land and Tan Khai Noi, are under continual review (later renamed the U.S. Thuan), old Tho Xuong district.

Bat Dan Street formerly divided into two sections: the section of land Tan Khai village was built around 1920. At the top of the city, adjacent to the city of Phung Hung and Duong Thanh is the land of the former East elementary school.

Human Affairs Section of rural land, there is an ancient city, which sells all kinds of bowls, plates, kettle, cups, jars, jars, bud vases conductivity (  pottery ), so the name Bat Dan today. That furniture business is largely native men in two villages Phuong Duc and Dong Guan (Phu Xuyen district, Ha Tay, now part of Hanoi).

Where ceramics are known throughout the land of Thang Long periods. These types of bowls, plates, and jars are people selling Bat Dan Street purchased from Bat Trang and Phu Lang brought across the Red River of the sale. Products placed pottery handmade sifted, feat. Bat Trang Village using white clay Phu Lang village also uses red clay.

However, both types of land being used for pottery and ceramics are the kind of special, highly flexible. Obtaining the land, workers exposed to the soil, mixing the soil once, beating the pellets with the big toe and then to “suck” the water, then obliquely rounded, heavy soil to puree until smooth like a new spring pieces only. A piece of land before broaching to hit you, get up to ten times more newly delineated for production turntable manipulation.

Artisan pottery also depends on the size, the texture of the business Bat Dan Street Prepared requirement that land with different proportions to create appropriate products. Therefore, the quality and the floral motifs on the ceramics in Bat Dan Street is old people land cycle is very popular.

Forum shop often simple: often expressed by the people on the ground, the wall is much more price floor presentation vase, bow tie each rope, ceramic warmer.

Later, due to convenient trade, more trade Bat Dan street porcelain China and Japan. Chinese porcelain, Japanese, though not as elaborate as Bat Trang pottery but with new motifs to the traditional pottery sale at Bat Dan gradually shrunk. In about 20 years, 30 of the twentieth century, the city has made some leather shops as suitcases, backpacks, handbags, travel goods. At first a few streets bordering Thiec vendor rope, hemp rope, hammocks, ropes braided jute and hemp.

Over time, Bat Dan street crowded with ancient ceramics gradually pushing the other items, weaving and ceramics business overshadowed, and lost in oblivion. So far, Bat Dan is only one name evokes the bustling streets of this place with all the traditional ceramic items in Thang Long ancient fame.

Bat Dan - beauty only remaining cultural side with thousand years old pavilion

If Bat Dan street names evoking a part of people's lives, the Thang Long pavilion located inside the humble little corner is a testament to the long-standing cultural tradition of this street.

Bat Dan today’s Cabinet of ancient villages. Based on the ancient document that the village elder 's Cabinet ( today Bat Dan Street ) store is also Human Affairs is one of the few villages were formed over 1,000 years ago, when Ly Thai moved the capital to Thang Long Hanoi 's village from there also.

Noi’s village with history of Thang Long associated with the remnants witnessed many vicissitudes of history. Old road, ancient streets ... all only saved through the pavilion’s Cabinet (ie Gold Bat Trang Dinh old). Noi’s family now bearing the number 33 Bat Dan Street.

Family worship Long Do Great King, alias the Great White Horse. The spirit lies in “Thang Long”. Noi’s family is in two folds: money and health harem.
Gates is also home doors currencies. Outside the gate of the office building up sentences, covering office top craft, picture scrolls up the middle, there are four Chinese characters in "The Inner Spirit from”. Indoor furniture placed incense and eight weapons.

Harem is also doing a domed roof space tube. Inside the building located Buddha altar, throne of god church all the White Horse, flanked by statues form ...

After many ups and downs of history, through many events change, the family which preserved some precious relics such as god ordained 17 leading Bach Ma. Ordained as early as the 6th Vinh Thinh (1710) and the latest 3rd Duy Tan (1909). Besides, there is Long throne by the worship Bach, great early twentieth-century art, with beautiful definition touch of elegance. These are artifacts of historical value and artistic. In addition, there are ancient weapons, the horizontal couplets, are trimmed with gold lacquer. Binh copper, copper incense burners, Buddhist statues most of the twentieth century art. The group can meet the target in a synthesis between the gods and Buddha, reflect a “three religions” of the Vietnamese people.
Every year, at this house 2 times festival takes place on 13 /2 and 13/8 ( date of birth and of saints ) , to commemorate the great merit of Long gods that helped King Ly Thai build up the ancient Thang Long lay the foundation for this piece of land in Hanoi . At the same time, the festival is also a chance the next generation of the Bat Dan Street said about ancestry and ancient cultural beauty needs to be appreciated and preserve.

Today, the vestiges of the ancient culture of Bat Dan just lingering on the neck or comfortable family home a few old moss ... But that's part traces evoke depth cultural history of the piece land thousands of years of culture that each child Hanoi always looking for.

Bat Dan noodle ( Pho) 

Bat Dan roof ancient family, ancient pottery town only hours remaining in mind each child Hanoi, but in the small town still retains full dishes of the culinary elite Ha Thanh.

“Pho is a kind of special gift of Hanoi, Hanoi is not only new, but rather because only in new Hanoi delicious “( Thach Lam ) . Along with Pho Thin, Phu Xuan Pho, Pho Gia - Bat Dan made features exquisite cuisine, unique people land menstruation. Hanoi Pho Gia Communication has existed for more than half a century. Cramped space bar, everything old old, from signs, tables and chairs for the service. Apparently not all changes, dust mist of time on each corner of the restaurant, as worn every corner of the table.

Perhaps, people today are always looking Hanoi traditional noodle to not only taste very different than that in the old space that they want to find a little taste of old Hanoi lingering somewhere in a small corner shop.

If a visit to Hanoi and want to feel the life of ancient Hanoi, slowly, gently but peace then you go buy a newspaper, waiting in line and sit in the corner antique shop. Sniffing pho bold flavor, slightly salty and not only the sound of lemon vinegar narrow space between the old and you will feel more life half a century ago by the ancient Ha Thanh on this street. All the air is completely original peaceful, gentle, completely original features exquisite cuisine that hidden depth cultural history of the people in Thang Long pompous, elegant old.