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Thanh Ha Pottery Village

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If you're out exploring Hoi An under your own steam, Thanh Ha pottery village is a decent stop, especially since it's on the way to My Son.

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The big landmark is the Terracotta Village, a park and centre devoted to all things pottery. In true Vietnamese tourism fashion, it is extremely kitsch, with the front garden full of clay replicas of the architectural wonders of the world, everything from the Taj Mahal to the Colosseum in Rome. Why travel the world when you can see it all here!

Taj Mahal, potted version. Photo taken in or around Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Hoi An, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Taj Mahal, potted version. Photo: Cindy Fan

We actually suggest giving this place a skip. The only other reason you'd want to pay the 30,000 dong admission to this tourist trap is to go play with clay. You can paint a piece of pottery for 50,000 dong, or make your own pottery for 30,000 dong. This may be a good activity to kill an hour with the kids. When we visited, there was a large school group of youngsters that seemed to delight in mucking around with the clay. Despite people trying to lure you to pay to park your motorbike, you can park inside the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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