About 15 km southeast of the city, the streets are lined with pottery stalls and shops.
The clay is harvested from the nearby Mun River, which colours it a rich rusty red. A bit further on, watch the pottery being made in the small village. The larger pieces are impressive, but those tailored to tourists are kitschy and disappointing.
The Kwian Museum displays a collection of old bullock-carts and farm equipment from yesteryear. You could spend an afternoon perusing the area, but there are better ways to soak up local culture.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 2nd December, 2014.