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THANH HA POTTERY & KIM BONG CARPENTRY VILLAGES

[Private Tours, minimum 2 adult]

Time: 3 hours
Departure: 08:00 or 14:00
Price: VND 680,000 / Person
Transportation: A/c bus, wooden boat

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THANH HA POTTERY VILLAGE
In the 16th and 17th century Thanh Ha was a thriving village which was originated in Thanh Hoa province and developed vigorously in the later centuris, at the same time as the Hoi An port. This village made the bricks, tiles and floor slabs for the old buildings in Hoi An and the surround-ing areas. Nowadays many old buildings in Hoi An need restoring and the Thanh Ha villagers are the only contractors that can pro-vide standardized bricks, tiles and floor slabs exactly like the ones when the old port town prospered.

KIM BONG CARPENTRY VILLAGE
Kim Bong carpentry village is located at Cam Kim Hamlet. This village was formed in the 15th century and reached its peak in the 18th century on the head of scissors, slanting, desks, altars, furniture, cabinets, trays, and the like, are masterpieces admired by everyone. The style of Kim Bong carpentry is said to be the excellent combination between Chinese,Japanese and of course the talentest- hand of Vietnamese craftmen.Nowadays, Kim Bong carpenters still remain their traditional career. Although there have been many among them who have shifted to ship building and recovering historical monument or relics.

Half- day programme:
08:00: Tour guide will pick you up at the hotel’s lobby and go walking around Hoi An ancient town to the port where you will embark on the boat. On the way, you can enjoy and know more about Vietnamese daily life.

08:30: Moving to Thanh Ha pottery village where you behold local people make a pottery product such as vase, pot, kettle, cooking pot,… At Thanh ha village, you also will be introducted how to make simple pottery products. It must be unforgetable memories when you are in Hoi An.

10:00 Continue to visit Kim Bong carpentry village. Tour guide will introduce the history and culture of this traditional village and give you more interesting knowledge about ship-building. Besides, we also see handicrafts and sculptures.

11:00 Take a break and visit some workshop making product by woods and buy souvernirs for your family and your friends if you like.

11:30: Coming back Hoi An Ancient town and having lunch on the local restaurant.

 

Name Tour Tour Code Tour Rates Per Person in USD Status Remark
1 pax 2 pax 3-4pax 5-6 pax 7-9pax 10-14pax 15pax
Thanh Ha Pottery & Kim Bong Carpentry Villages HAT-OPT 05 48 30 24 20 17 16 15 Private Tour Included : Tour guide, Boat, Lunch.


The above price includes: Enligh and Vietnamese local tour guide , boat trip to visit villages, VAT.

Excluding: Lunch, entrance ticket, Insurance and other personal fees

Note:
- Kid under 12:pay 50% of the public rate
- Group of 15 paying full: 1 FOC for the tour leader
- Depart early on request


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"Luckily we arrived just before the coach trips, go in the morning! This is a very traditional pottery village where old techniques are still in use. The people were keen to show us their work and we had a go at making a pot and saw how they make the clay whistles that are given to each visitor. It was much more interesting than expected and worth every dong of the 35000 entrance fee!"


 

"I am a potter from another country. On reading the comments above it appears that some people have no idea of the special nature of this place. A visit to the modern architecturally beautiful museum is to enjoy something of the past and present of this village. I too visited,made a pot and enjoyed time with the wonderful 86 year old woman throwing some amazing very large and small pieces sitting on the ground while her daughter kicked her simple wheel. This is living history and not something I have seen anywhere else in the world. Tourists should especially note that unless a piece is fired in the kiln it remains just a piece of clay and will simply melt away in water. As kilns will only be fired at a minimum of monthly you are not going to have your piece fired. Instead buy a fired piece and enjoy the history and tradition that went into making it."