Thanh Ha pottery village, through 500 history of formation and development, still retains its primitive and rustic beauty in the beginning. The ancient, peaceful, architectural works and unique village activities make Thanh Ha pottery village a popular tourist attraction. If you are eager to discover interesting things here, don’t forget to read the complete guide to visiting Thanh Ha pottery village below:
About Thanh Hà Pottery Village Hoi An
Thanh Ha is a long-standing peaceful village along the Thu Bon River. This place is famous for handmade pottery since the 16th century, through many historical periods, Thanh Ha pottery village still retains the handmade pottery of last generations. Coming to this place, you will feel the ancient beauty, as if lost in the past.
The special thing is that Thanh Ha pottery products belong to the line of rustic pottery, that is, not covered with enamel on the outside. Pottery is made from brown clay, flexible and highly adhesive.
This you can easily notice when walking around Hoi An ancient town. Along the old street is a brown color, crimson yellow of the color of the earth and the color of roof tiles made from Thanh Ha pottery.
Currently, not many people follow this pottery profession anymore, but there are some artisans who love the job and want to preserve the traditional pottery technique.
They have breathed new life into the pottery village and turned it into an interesting destination with many exciting activities and discoveries for all visitors.
How to get to Thanh Ha Pottery Village
Thanh Ha Pottery Village is in the suburbs, about 3 km from the center of Hoi An ancient town, so visitors can come here easily by motorbike or car in only about 10 minutes.
To get to Thanh Ha Pottery Village, from the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, you follow Hung Vuong Street and then turn onto Duy Tan Street. At the crossroad, you can see the information board leading to the pottery village. Follow the directions for a bit more to get there.
Advice: Should choose a motorbike to be more active in traveling and sightseeing. Because Thanh Ha pottery village is quite close to many other famous attractions in Hoi An, after visiting you can explore more of these places. Do not forget to arrange a
Ticket And Opening Hours
+ Opening time: From 8:30am to 5:30pm
+ Entrance ticket price:
- Adults: 40,000 VND/person
- Children, students: 20,000 VND/person
Note: The ticket price includes the service visiting the Nam Dieu Temple relic, Dinh Xuan My relic, watching the artisans make pottery, making pottery by yourself, making To He and being given 1 product as a gift.
What’s Interesting In Thanh Ha pottery village?
Thanh Ha Pottery Village Hoi An is different from other pottery villages in Vietnam, every production process here is done entirely by hand. If you have the opportunity to come here, you cannot miss the following extremely interesting activities in this pottery
Discover The technique of making Pottery by Artisans
Clay is the main raw material for making unique pottery products here. Coming to the pottery village, visitors will be able to witness firsthand how talented artisans make very beautiful clay wares. From the rudimentary clay blocks, they are transformed into beautiful works of art by skilled artisans of Thanh Ha pottery village.
You will see with your own eyes each stage of pottery making from shaping clay on the turntable, painting decoration, drying the pottery and putting it into the kiln, etc. Artisan at Thanh Ha is not only creative, skillful but also extremely profession when they still gently cherish and send their souls to each block of land.
Discovery of the 500-year-old peaceful and ancient pottery village
Thanh Ha pottery village was formed and developed more than 500 years ago. Some documents say that local people here originated from Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh, Hai Duong migrated here to live and started making pottery from the 15th century. If you follow the tour, you will have a direction.The tour guide told about the history of Thanh Ha pottery village very interestingly.
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In addition, on the first day of the year, on January 10 in Lunar calendar, people will worship with the wish that the ancestors will bless a happy and prosperous new year.
Therefore, if you have the opportunity to visit the pottery village on this occasion, you will experience more interesting activities such as watching the ancestral palanquin procession or participating in fun folk games such as grinding firewood, cooking rice pot, etc. …
Learn how to make pottery products
In addition to directly observing the stages of creating an interesting pottery product, coming to Thanh Ha Pottery Village you also have the opportunity to be guided by artisans on how to create your own unique products.
You can try creating simple products with different shapes. Don’t worry if you can’t because the artisans will guide you step by step to help you create the most complete product.
If you have the opportunity to visit Thanh Ha Pottery Village, do not miss this extremely interesting experience.
Thanh Ha Terracotta Park
Terracotta Park with an area of nearly 6000m is the largest park in Vietnam. This is also a place to store and display Thanh Ha pottery products to introduce Vietnamese historical ceramic products to international tourists and friends.
The park is divided into 2 areas:
+ The upside-down building is a place to store ancient ceramic products.
+ The building area is a place to display the latest historical ceramic works.
The most unique highlight of the ceramic park is that it is like a miniature world when there are hundreds of beautiful structures made entirely of terracotta such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the White House, the Pyramid Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, One Pillar Pagoda, Turtle Tower,…
Buy Thanh Ha pottery as a gift
Going to the pottery village without buying ceramic gifts for relatives is a pity, isn’t it? A special thing here is that each visitor when visiting Thanh Ha pottery village will receive a souvenir in place of the gratitude of the pottery village households for visitors.
In addition, in the pottery village area, there are many places selling ceramic souvenirs. If you want to buy gifts for friends after a trip, this will be a great suggestion for you.
Other Tourist Locations Near Thanh Ha Pottery Village
Thanh Ha Pottery Village is only about 3 km from the center of Hoi An ancient town and quite close to many other famous attractions so don’t forget to arrange a suitable schedule to have the most perfect day in Hoi An.
- Hoi An Covered Bridge: 3.2 km
- Hoi An Silk Village: 3.3 km
- Tan Ky Ancient House: 3.6 km
- Kim Bong Carpentry Village: 5 km
- Tra Que Vegetable Village: 6.4 km
Some Experience Touring Thanh Ha Pottery Village
According to the experience of many tourists when visiting Thanh Ha pottery village, there are a few things to keep in mind to fully feel the peaceful and ancient features of the pottery village.
+ Visitors should come here on January 10 in Lunar calendar, because at this time the locals hold the village’s traditional festival, so visitors will experience many interesting activities.
+ When visiting the pottery village, visitors should not approach the kiln area because it is extremely hot and can be dangerous.
+ To facilitate the journey and visit the pottery village, visitors should wear comfortable clothes and bring necessary items such as hats, umbrellas, drinking – water because they have to walk a lot.
+ Should visit Thanh Ha pottery village around 8:00 – 10:00 or 15:00 to avoid the heat of Hoi An.
Thanh Ha Pottery Village has experienced many ups and downs with history but still retains its unique tradition. Only when coming here will you feel its ancient and rustic beauty. Come to Thanh Ha Pottery Village and share your wonderful experience with Da Nang City Tours in the comments section below!