THANH HA POTTERY VILLAGE – A CHARM OF 500-YEAR-OLD CRAFTSMANSHIP TRADITION
When exploring Da Nang and Hoi An, make sure to include a visit to Thanh Ha Pottery Village in your itinerary. This village is like a museum of local craftsmanship, offering a dual experience – an immersion in local artistry and a serene escape from the urban hustle and bustle. Its proximity to Hoi An also allows for a delightful cycling adventure.
What makes Thanh Ha Pottery Village worth exploring?
At first glance, the signature of the village will surely captivate your senses. The warm brown-orange tones of the pottery, coupled with the rustic ambiance, create an inviting atmosphere that calms your soul.
Here, many activities await your exploration. From discovering Instagrammable corners to shopping for unique souvenirs to participating in hands-on ceramic-making workshops and exploring the local collection, you can spend half a day at this village for a truly relaxing experience.
A must-visit spot in Thanh Ha Pottery Village is Clay Park (Cong Vien Dat Nung). This architectural gem draws inspiration from the Yin and Yang concepts of the Champa and Sa Huynh cultures, offering visitors an artistic insight into local traditions. The ceramic displays here range from everyday items to intricate sculptures, promising awe-inspiring moments at every turn with diverse themes and concepts. The settings also provide unique settings for Instagram-worthy photos.
Beyond discovering the unique ceramic pieces, you can also learn the traditional pottery production process from local masters—from selecting clay to shaping, molding, and firing the clay. If you have some spare time, consider crafting your own product. It is a fun way to detox your mind and enrich your time, especially when the weather is unfavorable or too intense to go outside.
Travel tips for exploring Thanh Ha Pottery Village
The ideal time for exploring Thanh Ha Pottery Village is from February to April, as the weather is cool but always full of sunshine. Additionally, you can plan your visit during annual festivals such as the Pottery Craftsmen Commemoration Day (on the 9th and 10th days of the 7th lunar month) or the Pottery Village Festival (on the 10th day of the 1st lunar month). These special occasions offer tourists the opportunity to discover traditional cultural activities.
Here are some tips for your visit to Thanh Ha Pottery Village:
- Bring personal items for a smoother tour, such as an umbrella, hat, bottled water, and wet wipes.
- Avoid standing too close to the kilns for observation to prevent potential issues.
- Prepare cash for convenient shopping.
- Avoid visiting during peak sunlight hours (12:00 PM to 1:00 PM) for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.
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