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Updated on Jun 10, 2020 Useful Info

Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village Introduction

Located on the peaceful bank of Thu Bon river, Thanh Ha Hoi An pottery village with over 500 years of establishment and development has made a name for Hoi An ancient town. Hoi An is beautiful and attracts visitors not only by the quiet old town but also by traditional villages.

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With the talented hands and the enthusiastic heart of the enthusiastic artisans here are blowing the soul into the clay. Thanh Ha pottery is beautiful by the soul of people and the land here, waiting for you to explore and experience.

History of Thanh Ha pottery village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village is a traditional village formed in the 16th century. Previously, the ceramic village was formed in Thanh Chiem village and then moved to the address of Thanh Ha Ward, Hoi An City. Hoi An Quang Nam as currently. Along with the ups and downs of history in the port town of Hoi An, the pottery village also had glorious periods in the seventeenth and seventeenth centuries, famous as a "national property", and used to be offed to the emperors.

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Time passed away, there were times when it seems that the pottery village here has fallen into oblivion, but with the mind and love of the craftsmen, the village artisans are still determined to make the beauty as well as the soul of the pottery village reborn.

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We wonder, what will happen to Thanh Ha village if pottery is no longer exist? It is difficult to answer, but visitors to Hoi An now do not need to worry about that anymore. Thanh Ha pottery is reviving and constantly transforming. Currently, the village has become a destination to attract domestic and international visitors, especially since the ancient town of Hoi An has been recognized as a "world cultural heritage".

Visiting Thanh Ha Pottery Village in Hoi An

Discovering Thanh Ha village, tourists can not only immerse themselves in the rustic and peaceful village space but also can choose some beautiful souvenirs for relatives and friends or experience making their own products. Thanh Ha pottery is special because it is made from brown, solid, flexible clay and has high adhesion. For that reason, when walking along with the ancient town of Hoi An, you will see the main color is brown, yellow, crimson ... It is the color of the earth, the color of the wood, and also the color of roof tiles made from the ceramic village.

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Here, you also witness the process of creating beautiful ceramic products by talented and skillful artisans. Through many stages, the blocks are formed by hand on a turntable. Then, they bring their products to the sun or let the wood stove to dry them quickly. Finally, these items are put into the furnace. Pottery made by such elaborate and sophisticated steps. Thanh Ha craftsmen are not only skillful and creative, but they are also people who have a love for their job, love their country, cherish, and send their souls into each product. People not only observe the stages directly to create a ceramic product through the talented hands of artisans but also can create their own products by their own hands.

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According to the old artisans in Thanh Ha pottery village, the process of making true pottery of Thanh Ha requires a lot of effort and dedication, as well as the skill of the craftsman's hand to blow the most quintessential soul into the products.

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From the process of choosing the soil, making the clay to the mold on the turntable, the hands shape the mind to focus on each rotation of the turntable. Then until the final product, there are many more sophisticated, meticulous, and elaborate stages. When the product has been reshaped, it continues to refine and draw patterns, then put into the furnace. The firing stage is the most important fire, the fire and the time must be accurate or it will damage the whole batch of pottery, how much effort will be gone.

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When visiting Thanh Ha pottery village, do not forget to visit Thanh Ha Terracotta Park - the largest ceramic park in Vietnam! This is like a "unique" ceramic museum across the country with many markets, exhibitions, and museums displaying unique ceramic products. The most special of which is probably the miniature world area, where vividly recreated Vietnam's architectural works and ceramic world wonders.

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Along with the tourism development of Hoi An ancient town, the products of Thanh Ha pottery village in Quang Nam have been closer to tourists from all regions. And from there, tourists come to Thanh Ha village to visit, shop, and immerse themselves in the increasingly crowded pottery world. Tourists leaving Thanh Ha without shopping for pretty small pottery as a souvenir to bring back as gifts for friends and relatives is a waste of the trip.

Ticket price of Thanh Ha Pottery Village

VND 35,000 / person / time.

Each ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Free tour guide fee for groups of 8 people.

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Ticket price includes: Watching the ceramic performance, discovering the relics of the Nam Dieu Mieu pottery village, Dinh Xuan My relics, making your own pottery product, 1 ceramic product souvenir.

Thanh Ha Hoi An pottery village is not only a tourist village but also a living museum, which holds unique and valuable documents about the traditional beauty of Hoi An and the Vietnamese people.

How to Visit?

To visit Thanh Ha Pottery village and Hoi An Ancient town as well as My Son sanctuary in a day, you should book Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary Tour via Culture Pham Travel.

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