First terra-cotta culture park in Hoi An

Construction of the first terra-cotta cultural park in the country kicked off in the ancient town of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam on July 11.

Model of Thanh Ha terra-cotta cultural park

Covering an area of approx. 6,500 square meters in the 500-year-old traditional pottery village of Thanh Ha, the park will be  built at a cost of VND18 billion (US$850,000) funded by a Ho Chi Minh City based company, Nha Viet Corp.

The park will include five theme areas: pottery museum, outdoor exhibition, area, a performance stage, a workshop area and a trade promotion and service facility.

The park will be shaped like a potter’s wheel and the cultural site will be a place for preserving and promoting the traditional cultures of Thanh Ha pottery village.

The park is expected to be complete by 2013.

Source: Tuoitre – Translated by Kim Khanh

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