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Unique Terracotta Park Honors Craft Villages in Vietnam
duonghanhnguyen 23-08-2021, 07:55

The terracotta park is inspired by the endless flow of the past, present and future.


Unique Terracotta Park Honors Craft Villages in Vietnam

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This terracotta park is not only a place to promote and introduce craft village products to domestic and foreign tourists but a place for creative artists to meet and exchange. Photo: Bao Anh

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park (nearly 6,000 square meters) located in Thanh Ha Pottery Village (Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province) has long been known as a famous tourist destination with typical ceramic and terracotta products.

In the park, there is a space dedicated to honor the Vietnamese pottery village. People often say, "clay is the soul of the homeland." In this case, the Thanh Ha Terracotta Park is the place to keep all the soul of the land of Hoi An.



A space dedicated to honor the Vietnamese pottery village. Photo: Hoiantravel

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park also introduces and exhibits ceramic art products from the North to the South. Photo: Bao Anh

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park is considered the largest ceramic exhibition in the country with a variety of products and designs. Photo: Hoiantravel

In 2016, Terracotta Park in Thanh Ha Pottery Village - Hoi An was selected by the Ashui Awards 2016 as first prize for Project of the Year. The park has five main categories: a pottery museum, outdoor display, Nam Dieu craft village, a creative camp, as well as service and trade promotion.



Stone turtles are realistically sculpted. Photo: Bao Anh

The sharpness and ingenuity of Khue Van Cac is reproduced through the hands of a craftsman in the pottery village. Photo: Bao Anh

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park is designed and owned by architect Nguyen Van Nguyen. Here, there are not only are familiar images of Vietnamese villages made of terracotta materials, but artists also create miniature models to simulate world-class buildings such as the Pyramids, Statue of Liberty, and Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

The park also introduces and displays ceramic art products from the North to the South and especially miniature examples of famous cultural heritages throughout the world and Vietnam, made of pottery. Therefore, the park is not only a place to promote and introduce craft village products to domestic and foreign tourists but a place for creative artists to meet and exchange.



Miniature world famous architectural works are depicted. Photo: Bao Anh

Statue of Liberty. Photo: Bao Anh

Angkor Wat made of terracotta. Photo: Bao Anh

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park is the largest ceramic exhibition in the country with a variety of products and designs. This place the largest ceramic park and the only ceramic museum in the country. The work is brought to life by skilled pottery and terracotta artisans. Therefore, every small detail here is meticulously molded to perfection.

The park is inspired by the endless flow of past, present and future, and has many works imbued with the essence of Vietnamese craft villages. Alongside this, there is is Sa Huynh and ancient Champa culture. The vitality of Thanh Ha pottery village over the past 500 years has helped to connect cultures between regions.

The park has favorable conditions for both tourism and craft village development, and is located near the beautiful ancient tourist town of Hoi An.





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Rosie Nguyen

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