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    Overview:

    About 3km away from Hoi An in the west, in the 16th and 17th century, as well as the development of Hoi An Port, the pottery business in Thanh Ha Village (“Làng gốm Thanh Hà”) also had grown prosperously. Their reputation was known throughout the central of Vietnam at that time.

    As pottery products from Thổ Hà (Bac Giang Province) are made of green clay, the ones from Bát Tràng (Ha Noi) – white clay, Phù Lãng (Bac Ninh Province) – yellow brown clay, the products of Thanh Ha are made of brown clay from Thu Bon River with high ductility and adhesion.

    The main products were jars with different sizes for living usages. Beside pottery, Thanh Ha was also known for bricks and tiles at that time. Ying yang clay roofing tiles of buildings in Hoi An Town and surrounding areas were supplied by talents from this famous Village.

    Today, Thanh Ha craftsmen have innovated new designs to meet demands and tastes of customers but still preserve the traditional technique. Thanh Ha pottery had been up and down along with historical period. However, there are still artisans who are dedicated with the profession which inherited from fathers’ generation. The Village becomes a living museum attracting scientists to study ancient pottery and tourists to admire the talent of local artisans.

    Directions:

    * Address: Thanh Ha Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

    Contact:

    * Website: N/A

    * Tel: N/A

    Opening time:

    From Mon to Sun (Including Holidays and Lunar New Year Days)

    Opening hours:

    +   08:00 AM – 17:00 PM

    Length of visit: 45 – 60 minutes

    Costs:

    Entrance fee: 25.000 VND/ person

    Tips:

    - Not a must but a nice nearby place to visit after Hoi An Ancient Town if you are not on a tight schedule.

    - Rainy season is not convenient for drying pottery products so it would be better to visit the village during sunny season (from January to July) for more lively production activities.

    - Visit the village on the occasion of their Ancestors Death Anniversary (the 10th day of the first lunar month each year) would be an interesting way to learn more about the history as well as customs and habits of the local here.

    - You can purchase entrance tickets at ticket booths in Hoi An Ancient Town. Free English-speaking guided tour available for a group of eight visitors.

    - The purchased ticket includes: performance of artisans shaping utensils; a visit to Xuan My communal house and Nam Dieu Temple (for worship of the ancestors of the potters); a try for tourist to make whistles; one free clay whistle as souvenir.

    - The village is getting known more by tourists in recent years, so you might experience the harassment by sellers on street. Just simply shake your head to refuse if you don’t want to buy and keep walking away.

    Nearby Tourists Stops:

    * Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park

    * Kim Bong Carpentry Village: about 20,5 km away – 33 minutes driving by car.

     

    * Hoi An Ancient Town: about 7,3 km away – 17 minutes driving by car.