Phuoc Tich Ceramic Village
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With a history of more than 500 years of establishment and development, Phuoc Tich Ceramic Village has been recognized as a traditional craft village by the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province according to Decision No. 717/QD-UBND dated April 14, 2014.
Address: Phuoc Phu village, Phong Hoa commune, Phong Dien district, Thua Thien Hue province
Status: Recognized as a traditional craft village in 2014

Surrounded and enriched by the gentle O Lau River, Phuoc Tich Ancient Village (Phong Hoa Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province) - the second oldest village in Vietnam to be recognized by the Government as a national relic (after Duong Lam Ancient Village (Hanoi) because it still preserves almost intact the pristine beauty of Vietnamese village life with charming and peaceful scenery, with banyan trees, water wharves, communal houses... with the characteristics and uniqueness of Hue's villages with a dense system of ancient houses and a famous traditional craft village of the world: Phuoc Tich Ceramics - "king's offering ceramics".

Today, Phuoc Tich Ceramic Village has been recognized by the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province as a traditional craft village under Decision No. 717/QD-UBND dated April 14, 2014.


According to history, Phuoc Tich ancient village was built around the 1470s, under King Le Thanh Tong. The 500year history of Phuoc Tich village - the name named by Gia Long himself is also the time when Phuoc Tich Ceramic Village was formed and developed, becoming a typical product of the Village, becoming a product of the King's offering for a time.

At the entrance of the village is a gold apple tree that is more than 500 years old, and a shrine dedicated to Confucius At the end of the village, there is the shrine of the founder of Hoang Minh Hung, who was appointed as the protector of the village, and worshipped the founder of the Ceramic profession.

In the past, the whole village had 12 kilns active day and night, producing durable and eye-catching ceramic products. Then transported by boat from O Lau river wharf (12 water wharves) to sell in neighboring provinces such as Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai... and spread throughout the country.

For hundreds of years of existence, Ceramic has been closely associated with the residents of the village and has become a famous brand. But around 1989, Ceramic in Phuoc Tich village began to decline, and in 1995 the last Ceramic kiln extinguished.

In recent years, during the Hue Festival from 2006 to the present, Phuoc Tich traditional Ceramic village was introduced through traditional Ceramic exhibitions and the festival "Ancient incense of Phuoc Tich ancient village" has attracted the attention of a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. As a result, after twenty years of extinguishing the craft, today Phuoc Tich Ceramic village has been revived and become a tourism product, as well as an experience service for tourists near and far when coming to Phuoc Tich Ancient Village.


The remaining imprint of the famous Ceramic profession in Phuoc Tich is 12 kiln doors, 12 wharves in the village. The ancient Phuoc Tich Ceramic has surpassed many famous ceramic products throughout the country to become the only choice in the Imperial Palace.

Phuoc Tich ceramics are made from clay and fired in the traditional method. Phuoc Tich ceramics are well-fired in a consistently hot kiln with a pink flame, resulting in products that are not cracked, brittle, or heat-sensitive. They also retain flavor well. Phuoc Tich ceramic products are renowned for their durability and distinctiveness, as each piece is unique and comes in a variety of colors. The patterns on Phuoc Tich's products are delicately carved and very typical, not mixed with any other ceramic products. The products after firing have an outer floating glaze layer that is not permeable, even though they are not glazed.

Thanks to talented and very creative ceramic artists, Phuoc Tich Ceramic has its own imprint. As a result, 12 wharves on the O Lau River are always full of boats carrying Ceramic all over the region. The boat travels from Quang land to Thanh Nghe Tinh region and then to Hue, carrying Ceramic to the Royal Palace...

In particular, this is the place that produces the om, a type of pot used to cook rice for the king in the past, which has been mentioned in the folk song "Om Phước Tích ngon cơm hoàng đế / Sen Hà Trì quý thế Phú Xuân". The products of Phước Tích Ceramic are still kept by many elderly people in the village, such as trách, chậu, om, niêu, âm, tộ, cối tiêu, bình vôi, chum, ghè. Many objects in the Nguyễn dynasty palace are still kept at the Hue Imperial Antiquities Museum, which originated from the Phước Tích Ceramic village.

Experience Guide:

Today, visitors to Phuoc Tich Craft Village can choose to visit the traditional houses, enjoy local rustic dishes, visit historical and cultural sites such as the Old Ceramic Kiln, Cham cultural sites, or homestay, boat trip... In particular, the experience of making Ceramic with Phuoc Tich Ceramic artists is one of the experiences not to be missed.