There are so many people loving big cities, but who says only big cities which consistently feature top-notch buildings, chaotic streets, and crowds of busy people in business suits can be beautiful and alluring? The incredible images of postcard-perfect and tranquil villages steeped in the magnificent ancient-world charm have inspired centuries of tourists on their culture tour in Vietnam to fan out across Hoi An in its Central region, seeking its sheltered hamlets.
A visit to one of the most beautiful villages in Vietnam
Thanh Ha Pottery Village
Whether among the Hoi An’s countryside or the sun-splashed Thanh Nam Dong Corn Isle or Cham Island, the first requirement of a beautiful village to visit on your Hoi An tours should be its scenic location. And Thanh Ha Pottery Village situated by the Thu Bon River, in the Thanh Ha ward, the Quang Nam Province – about 3km to the west of Hoi An Ancient Town will definitely make your eyes want to say thank you.
Reaching one of these Central Vietnamese beauties requires an extra effort of taking a bicycle tour, yet the rewards are dazzling. This postcard-perfect Hoi An’s village straight out of a fairy tale immediately shows how uniquely beautiful Vietnamese countryside is. That’s why this 5-century-old village should be included in Hoi An day tour’s itinerary!
A visit to a treasure trove of Hoi An’s history
Thanh Ha Pottery Products
Thanh Ha is a small, traditional village known for its incredibly stunning pottery production in such a traditional method which has been developed and practiced since the sixteenth century – the same time of the vigorous development of the Hoi An port.
So many products made by the villagers in the 1500s and 1600s like animal shapes, bowls, jars, and pots in a wide range of multiforms and colors like pinkish-yellow, pink, red, light brown, and ink-black in the wares mainly served the daily lives of the native people in domestic markets. To this day, these pottery products of Thanh Ha, of which secrets have been transmitted orally for generations within families, have become much more famous throughout Vietnam and even exported to other countries all over the world. What makes Thanh Ha pottery products different from those made in other provinces? It is the special soil processing and clay mixing techniques, burning and baking time as well as the combination of successive heat modulations that make them lighter yet much more durable.
A visit to experience a different culture in Central Vietnam
Thanh Ha Pottery Village – where experience a different culture in Central Vietnam
Originally founded at the end of the 15th century, Thanh Ha Pottery Village should be one of Vietnam’s oldest settlements. As a result, this famous example in this type of establishment aiming at preserving and promoting the local long-term tradition and rich culture as well as the occupation has a long historical legacy attached to it.
Considered a treasure trove of Hoi An’s history and one of the most beautiful villages in Vietnam, Thanh Ha Pottery Village is one of the must-see destinations in Hoi An. Pay a visit to Thanh Ha Pottery Village on your Hoi An tours, and you will quickly find that explore the small and peaceful yet no less charming villages away from the big cities is one of the best ways to experience a fundamentally different culture.
For Vietnam’s culture lovers, who want to see how a traditional profession has been preserved and inherited for centuries from the well-trained craftmen’s ancestors, then Thanh Ha Pottery Village is a destination to visit on your Hoi An tour for family.
There are a lot of small villages around the world or even throughout Vietnam, but not all of which give you the remarkably similar feeling. Unlike other sheltered hamlets elsewhere, the finest villages in Vietnam do not have the unique features such as the plaza ringed with high-gabled pastel façades, but they should be the iconic image of the distinctive cultural heritage of the craftspeople, our villagers as well as our land.