This nearly 6,000 square meter Thanh Ha Terracotta Park is lesser known than other familiar landmarks such as Hoi An Ancient Town or My Son Sanctuary. This is bringing a new perspective to the pottery village that has been around for more than 500 years in Thanh Ha.
Thanh Ha village was formed around the end of the fifteenth century, then thrived with Hoi An town port. Today, this unique pottery village has been built into a Park – Thanh Ha Terracotta Museum, where many ceramic works are made of unique terracotta.
Every little detail here is as soulful by the artists of the pottery and terracotta village. Entering this place, perhaps everyone is surprised but watching, the space seems to be blended with many colors, a unique blend of fire and water. This series of large-scale works designed and owned by architect Nguyen Van Nguyen includes two large buildings – representing two traditional Thanh Ha ceramics.
Park – the largest pottery museum in Vietnam was built with a cost of 22 billion is located right on the bank of the Thu Bon River. This place is truly a traditional craft village space typical of the Cham people. With the red brick color, the green color of the plants adorns the pottery village more unique.
Thanh Ha Terracotta Park recreates a miniature Vietnamese pottery world, where unique works of talented artists from all over the country gather. They blow their soul into pottery, creating products with unique beauty and soul.
The two large buildings are not only derived from the Cham or Sa Huynh culture, but also inspired by two types of village kilns, the upside-down kiln and upside-down kilns – two concepts of Yin Yang of Eastern culture. The block of houses is like a back-up kiln, creating an open space, connecting to exchange and introducing traditional Vietnamese pottery villages, which is a place to display contemporary works. The block is like a stilt oven, like the concept of preserving, preserving, where it introduces and preserves the history of the craft village for 500 years, and displays the products of the craft village.
Unique features of Thanh Ha Terracotta Park
The best thing about this building and perhaps the Thanh Ha ceramic park is seeing Hoi An from above. Seeing tiled roof houses peeking between green coconut canopy. Watching the city quietly on the Thu Bon river is still smoothly flowing.
Coming to Thanh Ha Park in Hoi An to explore “Little World”, perhaps this is a highlight that not only I have to admire. Many famous architectural works of Vietnam and wonders of the world have been vividly reproduced in this park, portrayed through the hands of the pottery village artists.
The first attraction when entering the park – the museum is the lake surrounding the circular courtyard with a symbolic image of the polishing table.
The whole park – museum has 9 zones: Pottery, Museum of craft village, Village Products, Terracotta Market, Miniature World (many famous architectural works of Vietnam and wonders of the world have (vividly recreated), garden installation, production camp, pottery Sa Huynh – Cham, traditional craft villages.