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Thanh Ha Pottery Village

3 km West of Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #23 of 36 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Thanh Ha Pottery Village : In the 16th and 17th century Thanh Ha was a thriving village, It was famous for earthenware that was sold in many... more »
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Traralgon, Australia
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I came here, not in a tour group, but with a Vietnamese friend by motorbike. The ride was pleasant, passing through local communities and lush rural country, and the village was interesting and pleasant. We walked around, talking to some locals, and generally taking our time. The views across the river were nice, and some of the houses and other... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Boat picked us up at hotel on time. Half hour ride to village. Tried to on sell another visit for 400,000 vnd and quite rude when we said we didn't want to. Had my Grandaughter with me. At village she was shown how to throw a pot then threw one herself. From then on it was sell sell sell. Halfhour... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This little village nestled on the Thu Bon rover bank, and just outside Hoi An, is an excellent place to take kids. The locals are more than happy to show the children how to throw a put on the traditional wheel, don't charge anything for it, and don't even push that hard for you to buy their wares - you... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was fascinating to watch the magic which turned cold clay into beautiful artifacts by the potting skill of the ladies. And the potter' s wheel was being spun by the foot!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You can travel around the world by visiting the exhibitors. There are some famous structure in some countries, for examples: Liberty statue (America), Angkor (Cambodia), Sidney Opera House (Australia), Taj Mahal (India)... These pottery structure are made by Thanh Ha 's artisans. The famous item in Thanh Ha call "to he", a product can be whistled. A ticket (price 15000VND)... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We hired a boat on Thu Bon river and en route stopped about 30 minutes at Thanh ha Village. It was great to enjoy the boat, but the village is not so worth. There are not many workshops left. Most of them are for selling souvenirs which can be found in Hai Duong, Bat trang and Hanoi (in the North).... More

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Glenelg, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of the staff from my hotel took me here on the back of their motorbike and took me to a small workshop. Similarly to other reviews described below I was invited to make a pot as did the hotel staff member. There was a display of vintage disc pottery made by the vendors grandparents used to maintain and add... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First went there a couple years ago. There was very little to see. The locals will be happy to let you have a try on their potter's wheels, just for five minutes of fun and photos. They want you to buy something if you do though as you cost them time and waste some of their clay. Everything they sell... More

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Florida
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Everyone was friendly at a first, and we enjoyed taking a try at the potter's wheel; but then the potter began to exert pressure for us to buy something--and became annoyed when we chose not to. She then put her hand out for money, I assume for the time she spent with my husband on the potter's wheel. Could have... More

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Sydney
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34 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We enjoyed wandering around the pottery village, talking to the locals and also getting some hands on experience making pottery.

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