Traditional trade Thanh Ha pottery from Hội An in the central province of Quang Nam, has been recognised as National Intangible Heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


The 500-year-old pottery trade in Thanh Ha Village emerged in the ancient town of Hoi An in the late 15th century, and some villagers still make items using brick kilns.

The pottery craft was one of the oldest trades that still remains in the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site Hoi An.

The trade is introduced as a craft experience for tourists rather than for mass production as in previous decades.

Pottery products from Thanh Ha were major commodities exchanged with businessmen from Japan, China and Europe in the 17th century.

The village – a popular destination on Hoi An’s tourism map – hosts around 100 tourists each day.-VNA