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There are lots of great stops on our Halong Bay River Cruises, and Thanh Ha Village is certainly one to visit. If you are thinking about going on a river cruise, you certainly will not be disappointed with a trip to Thanh Ha Village. Read on to discover everything you need to know about this destination and why it has become a great tourist spot.

Reasons to stop at Thanh Ha Village during your cruise

There are a number of different reasons why you should consider visiting Thanh Ha Village. One of the main reasons is because it is a pottery village. Pottery is a huge part of the historical legacy of the area, providing traditional and significant work for the locals. It is incredible to know that the village’s craftsmen worked exceptionally well to create the perfect articles for the palace during the Nguyen Dynasty in Hue. Today, pottery items have been exported to a number of different countries across the globe, some of them including bowls, cups, jars, and pots.

Locals making and drying pottery bowls in the sun at Thanh Ha VillageLocals making and drying pottery bowls in the sun at Thanh Ha Village

The rich history of Thanh Ha Village

The Thanh Ha Pottery Village goes right back to the 15th century. It boasts a very rich history, which has contributed to the creation of a lot of incredible sites in Vietnam over the years. Back in the times of the Nguyen Dynasty, those from the Thanh Ha Pottery Village were actually invited to create a number of decorative features for the Imperial City of Hue. This represented a very significant moment for the people of Thanh Ha Pottery Village, as they were able to gain an exceptional reputation for the work they were doing. This is how this area of Vietnam became fortified within the country’s history.

Incredible techniques for making pottery

The people of Thanh Ha Pottery Village were able to create a number of different items in a huge array of colours, from deep blacks to bright pink, through making the most of a number of different heat, baking, and burning modulations. These techniques show just how skilled the craftsmen of this village are. Not only this but the tiles and bricks that are created here are also very highly sought after across the whole of the country, as they are known as a trusted and durable product.

Stopping at Thanh Ha Village

If you stop at Thanh Ha Village during your cruise, you are going to be able to see some incredible crafts and adornments that have been created by really skilled craftsmen. You will also be able to see the different techniques that are used, giving you a unique appreciation for the different products that are created in this part of the world and the story behind them.

As you can see, there is a lot to love about Thanh Ha Village. If you are going on a river cruise, this is definitely an interesting spot to take a stop at. You will be able to get some great souvenirs to take home with you as well. One of the best ways to experience Thanh Ha Village is on our Halong Bay Red River Cruise where you can experience a village walk and private water puppet show.

River Cruises visiting Thanh Ha Village


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