Unique trade villages of Vietnam
A trade village is a community of people producing same type of handcrafted product. This type of village has not only economic values but also shows the Vietnamese community culture.
Travel to Vietnam and visit villages below to know more about tradition and culture of an interesting country!
1. Bat Trang Porcelain Village in Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam
Bat Trang porcelain and pottery in Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam. The products are appreciated domestically and internationally - Photo: Internet
Bat Trang porcelain and pottery is the common name of a type of ceramic made in a village located in Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam Distrit, Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam.
Bat Trang Porcelain Village has existed for over 500 years. With their skillful hands, artists here have made many products such as vase, plant pot, etc. that have a rare beauty.
Tourists coming to the Village will learn about the history of the trade, contemplating the ancient pagoda which was built by Bat Trang bricks. Besides, they also can come to workshops to make an item on their own.
2. Doi Tam Drum Village, Ha Nam Province, North of Vietnam
Doi Tam Drum Village is not only famous for its drums but also its unique female drum team - Photo: Internet
Doi Tam Drum Village is a traditional trade village having the history of more than 1,000 years. The Village has produced many kinds of drum. The feature of Doi Tam drums is the fact that they are enduring and beautiful, and having good sound.
3. Non Nuoc Stone Sculpture Village, Da Nang City, Central of Vietnam
Non Nuoc Marble Sculpture Village - a cultural destination of Da Nang City - Photo: Internet
Non Nuoc Stone Sculpture Village is famous in Vietnam. The Village was born in the 18thcentury, villagers have earned their living by sculpturing marble until now.
The Village has produced many marble works such as religious statues and accessories. The kind of marble which has been used is exploited from Marble Mountains - a famous cluster of marble and limestone hills of Da Nang City.
4. Tuyet Diem Salt Making Village, Song Cau District, Phu Yen Province, Central of Vietnam
Salt fields and salt makers working on them are featured sights of Phu Yen Province - Photo: Internet
Phu Yen Province is about 560 km far from Ho Chi Minh City. Here, there are many famous trade villages among which Tuyet Diem Salt Making Village located in Song Cau Commune has the history of more than 300 years.
Salt making is harder than farming because salt makers have to work in extremely hot weather. Tourist visit the Village to understand more its cultural values as well as knowing hardships of salt makers.
5. Basket boat making village, Phu Yen Province, Central of Vietnam
Basket boat making village, Phu Yen Province, Central of Vietnam - Photo: Internet
Basket boat making village having the history of more than 100 years is located in Phu My Village, An Dan Commune, Tuy An District, Phu Yen Province. Basket boats are made from bamboo. Bamboo of Phu Yen is water-resistant and especially endurable so basket boats made from it have high quality.
6. Tay Ho Hat Village, Thua Thien Hue Province, Central of Vietnam
Conical hat is a familiar item in the daily life of Vietnamese and a famous souvenir for international tourists - Photo: Internet
Tay Ho Hat Village is by Nhu Y River, Phu Ho Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue Province.
A conical hat (non la) is cone-shaped, being made from a particular kind of leaf and having a cloth strap. Non Bai Tho (poem conial hat) is a special type of conical hat in Hue. When exposing it under the light, you can see the silhouettes of a poem, patterns or images which are cleverly created between two layers of the hat.
No one exactly knows when the Village began to make Non Bai Tho. People only know that it has exited for a long time.
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