Thanh Ha Terracotta Park

Hoi An, Vietnam

About Thanh Ha Terracotta Park In Hoi An

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park, nestled within the Thanh Ha pottery village near Hoi An, is a remarkable cultural and artistic venue that showcases traditional Vietnamese pottery techniques alongside modern terracotta creations. The park, established in 2011 by local architect Nguyen Van Nguyen, spans almost 6,000 square meters and is divided into various thematic areas, each telling a unique story of the 500-year-old pottery tradition of the region.

Visitors to the park can expect to encounter an array of terracotta miniatures representing iconic global and Vietnamese structures, including the Temple of Literature in Hanoi and the Imperial City in Hue, among others. The park also features two main buildings known as the Opening Kiln and the Closing Kiln, which house exhibitions ranging from traditional pottery villages across Vietnam to the history of Thanh Ha Village and its pottery-making tradition. Each level of these buildings offers a different thematic exploration, from clay sculptures and paintings to interactive pottery-making classes where visitors can try their hand at shaping their own terracotta pieces.

The park not only serves as a museum to preserve and exhibit the rich heritage of pottery making but also as a vibrant creative workshop where traditional and contemporary techniques merge. For those looking to immerse themselves further, pottery-making classes are available, providing a hands-on experience with guidance from skilled artisans. This allows visitors to create their own terracotta items as souvenirs, which can be dried and taken home.

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park is accessible from Hoi An’s center by various means, including taxi, shuttle bus, motorbike, bicycle, and even by boat, given its picturesque location by the Thu Bon River. This accessibility, combined with the park’s educational and interactive offerings, makes it a must-visit destination for those interested in the cultural and artistic traditions of Vietnam.

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park
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  • Photo Spot
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Thanh Ha Terracotta Park Reviews

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Beautiful place! The museum is housed in one building with four floors plus a top floor in the second building. You can even do a pottery workshop here and, of course, enjoy the sculptures of the famous buildings.Entry fee to the village is 30,000, with an additional 50,000 for the museum.
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Michele Lauri
Particular museum. Cheap ticket price. Not very crowded. Ask for guidance to better understand the various aspects of the workmanship and history of terracotta.
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Beautiful, serene museum. None of the buildings including the cafe are air conditioned, so be prepared to walk round in the heat.
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AC Thinggaard
Go here instead of the actual pottery village if you’re there to just look at and admire the beautiful ceramics, you have to pay entrance both places and the park has more to offer - 50.000 pp for the park museum (30.000pp for the village). You can park your bike for free within the museum wall. Don’t pay the guy across the street. The village don’t offer much except “free” workshops and similar ceramic souvenirs.The museum is very beautiful inside, one star removed because the maintenance has been neglected and plants have taken back certain outside areas. Also lacking information on statues and the info inside the museum needs to be updated, it is about 20y old. The actual architecture and exhibited are stunning! And they offer nice workshops:)
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Francois Nozieres
Brilliant break from the city. ! The museum has some stunning pieces on display, a garden where to chill, a nice café. The village is very pleasant, kids (and adults) will love the pot making exercise. Don’t hesitate to get into the workshops and shops, there are a few ceramic gems out there… Potters will happily protect vases, they are not keen to ship abroad but I just found out my hotel manager can handle shipping to Europe so I will get back to buy a couple of vases…😏