Table Of Contents
- 1. Introduction about Thanh Ha Pottery Village Hoi An
- 2. How to produce a Thanh Ha Pottery product.
- 3. What to do in Thanh Ha pottery village Hoi An?
- 4. How to get there?
1. Introduction about Thanh Ha Pottery Village Hoi An
1.1. Address and entrance tickets
Sitting on the bank of Thu Bon River, just about 3km to the West of Hoi An ancient town, next to the fish market. So it is quite easy to get to the ancient pottery village. From Hoi An ancient town center to Vinh Dien, following the Duy Tan street; you will see the sign showing the way to Thanh Ha Pottery Village.
Address: Pham Phan road, Street block No.5, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. The open time is from 8 am to 5 pm every day.
To visit Thanh Ha village, you have to buy entrance tickets: 30,000 VND/ an adult and 15,000 for a child under 10 years old.
1.2. Thanh Ha Pottery Village Hoi An History.
In the 15th century, people from Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh and Hai Duong provinces came to choose Thanh Ha pottery village, Hoi An to be the place to settle down. Before, Vietnamese had used all cooking and daily life stuff made from Porcelain and clay; so that is why Thanh Ha potteries were kind of popular. In the past, there was a total of 100 households working in the village, but nowadays, there are only 8 households still keeping their jobs.
These days, every year on the Lunar new year January 10th the locals here hold the Spring Worshiping ceremony to show their respect to the ancestors as well as the gods wishing for a prospective and happy year.
2. How to produce a Thanh Ha Pottery product.
The process of making pottery in Thanh Ha pottery village in Hoi An is very strict, through the talented hands of skilled, experienced artisans to produce beautiful products.
Firstly they have to choose the good clay and filter them carefully, then break it down into different parts before starting to shape. Before you embark on shaping, you have to polish, especially when it takes two people to perform (usually women will do this). In it, there is a person standing on one leg, and use other foot to step on the turntable and use both hands as the earth. The other uses the technique to take the soil and put it on a turntable, then roll it into a deep cocoon and use a scallop, ring, and rag to shape the product.
When you’ve finished shaping the product, you have to dry them under the sunshine. After the pottery dries already, they stamp, decorate them with many unique patterns of Thanh Ha Hoi An pottery village.
Finally, after the ceramic is thoroughly completed, put it in the furnace to heat. after about 7-8 hours of heating, after the smoke was gone, it started to burn so loudly that until the fire stopped, check the surface of products, after 12 hours, you can get the beautiful products and normally, the process lasts 15 days.
3. What to do in Thanh Ha pottery village Hoi An?
3.1. Learn how to make a product
Visit Thanh Ha Pottery Village Vietnam, you will have a chance to learn how to make a product. After that, you can make yourself and you can keep what you made to be a souvenir.
3.2. Visit Thanh Ha Terracotta Park
In the Thanh Ha Terracotta Park (Thanh Ha pottery village museum), the miniature pottery works are created based on the world wonders and famous landmarks of Vietnam, a live museum with extremely valuable resources to know more about traditional pottery, as well as the life and production of local people.
3.3. Buy beautiful souvenirs from Thanh Ha Pottery Village
The main souvenir products of the pottery village in Hoi An are everyday household items such as bowls; cups, vases, fish pots, flower vases, pots, … the funny animals. Traditional souvenir products are breathtakingly modern which has made visitors unable to leave.
4. How to get there?
To visit Thanh Ha Pottery Making Village Hoi An, you can ride a bike, rent a scooter with helmets; take a taxi or you also can book the Hoi An ancient town and countryside at Culture Pham Travel.
Culture Pham Travel.