Tho Ha ancient village – A place to find lost time

Speaking of Tho Ha ancient village, one cannot help but mention pottery. It is not difficult to recognize the vestiges of the pottery profession that used to be “glossy for a while” with pottery hidden on the roofs, walls, jars around the village…

Pottery in Tho Ha ancient village has flourished since the 14th century. This is one of the three oldest ceramic centers of the Vietnamese, next to Phu Lang (Que Vo, Bac Ninh) and Bat Trang (Gia Lam, Hanoi). ). According to the genealogy of the craft village and the archaeological artifacts found, Tho Ha is one of the cradles of ceramics. The products of this craft village were once famous all over the world. From the beginning of the pottery industry to the early 90s of the 20th century, the whole village lived on pottery only.

Tho Ha ancient village pottery has its own unique and rare characteristics: high crockery, waterproof, bell-like sound, smooth, warm and close red-brown glaze color. Ceramic has eternal durability even though it is buried in the ground, immersed in water. The village only made household pottery, the famous jars, cottages, and chopsticks for a while. The pieces of ancient pottery left on the walls are still intact, the soul of the pottery seems to remain forever.

Thanks to pottery making, the life of the people in the past was better than in other places. The flourishing of the pottery profession has helped people build a complex of architecture of communal houses, pagodas, literature, village gates, and grand palaces.

Tho Ha is also famous for its ancient architectures from houses to village gates, the ancient wells are made of baked bricks and unglazed earthenware. In particular, there are ancient temples and superficial communal houses – a masterpiece of Vietnamese traditional architecture.

The ancient beauty in the ancient architectural areas, ancient villages along with traditional crafts imprinted with the spirit of Tho Ha countryside have been creating a great attraction for domestic and foreign tourists, with those who study about Tho Ha ancient village. architecture and fine arts, artists and artisans come to visit and find inspiration.

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