Famous for its poetic street corners, eye-catching golden walls or attractive snacks, Hoi An quickly became a favorite destination of many people. But few people know that, about 3km west of Hoi An, there is another very interesting attraction, which is Thanh Ha pottery village.
Although it is a famous tourist attraction, Thanh Ha pottery village still retains the rustic, peaceful and slow pace typical of the central land. Thanh Ha Pottery Village is located on the gentle Thu Bon River and was formed around the 16th century in Hoi An. This is also the most developed period of pottery making, and Hoi An is also one of the busiest trading ports of this time.
Thanh Ha pottery village is divided into two areas: the pottery village of the villagers and the Thanh Ha terracotta park. The pottery village in the residential area is scattered around the village with rustic pottery products and interesting experiences for visitors to practice making pottery.
Thanh Ha Terracotta Park is considered as the largest ceramic park in Vietnam. This place not only has a display area of lively terracotta statues, but is also famous for the miniature world area, where the artisans of the pottery village have perfectly recreated the architectural works of Vietnam and many others. wonder in the world. Especially with the virtual living team, Thanh Ha Terracotta Park is truly a “potential land” for you to check-in freely.
One of the experiences worth trying in Thanh Ha pottery village is to try to make a small pottery directly. Thanks to this experience, you can understand more about the difficulty and elaborateness of the ceramic making process. Not only choosing the soil or putting the soil on the mold, in order to produce daily-use ceramics such as cups, bowls, plates… the artist also has to come up with ideas about shapes, colors… requires the participation of skillful hands and the constant creativity of the artisan.
In addition to making a pottery yourself, you can also view and choose to buy many ceramic items for sale in Thanh Ha pottery village. Pottery here is quite diverse, from everyday items such as bowls, plates, cups, cups … or decorative items are handmade and very meticulous.
Coming to Thanh Ha pottery village, you can not only learn about a long-standing traditional craft village of Hoi An but also make your own favorite pottery items. Surely this will be a destination that will bring you many interesting experiences during your upcoming trip to Hoi An.