Some pottery products made in Thanh Ha village. (Photo: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) –
Thanh Ha pottery village in the central province of Quang Nam was recently selected as one of the three favourite craft villages under “Vietnam’s most attractive destinations in 2015” Awards.

Thanh Ha village, a famous sightseeing spot of Quang Nam province, is located on the route between two World Cultural Heritage sites, namely Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary.

From Hoi An, tourists can get to the village by bus or boat to witness the unique way artisans preserve the ancient pottery profession.

Since the 16th century, Thanh Ha village has been known for its pottery products. Local people still make their products in the same traditional way as their ancestors.

Thanh Ha pottery products were once mainly functional like earthen pots, vases, cups, jars, bricks and tiles.

However, to meet the increasing demand of the market, the Thanh Ha villagers now make a diverse range of highly artistic products.

At present, the village has nearly 100 households engaged in the craft, making a contribution to preserving and developing the traditional craft.

Visiting the village, tourists not only see artisans making beautiful pottery products and learn about the trditional process still used, but also make their own pots with instruction from the village’s artisans.

“Vietnam’s most attractive destinations in 2015” Awards, initiated by Vietnam Tourism Association, were based on the results of the public via website www.tripi.vn.

The awards include the titles of most attractive resort, most attractive entertainment spot, favourite craft village, favourite museum and most popular beach.-VNA