The 6 most famous Traditional Craft Villages in Hue

When visiting Hue, tourists can go to famous tourist attractions that everyone knows, such as the Imperial City of Hue, the royal tombs, and Thien Mu Pagoda, among others. However, to fully experience the culture, traditions, people, and unique characteristics of Hue, this article from will introduce you to a fascinating aspect of this place: the traditional craft villages of Hue.

Hue Conical Hat Making

Mentioning the people of Hue, especially the Hue girls, one cannot forget the pure white conical hats gracefully accompanying their purple ao dai. The craft of making conical hats has been around for a very long time, possibly since the times of the kings.

A conical hat is a distinctive item used by Vietnamese people to protect themselves from the sun and rain

Today, Hue is considered one of the largest producers of conical hats in the country. Visitors can explore famous craft villages such as Da Le, Phu Cam, Doc So, Trieu Tay, Kim Long, and Sia. These hats are not just simple products but true works of art, requiring artisans to be skillful, meticulous, and patient.

Bronze Casting Village

Bronze casting is a long-standing traditional craft of the Vietnamese people in general and the people of Hue in particular. It is one of the famous craft villages in Hue. A place where tourists can learn about this unique craft is Phuong Duc.

The artisan is diligently working on the bronze casting process

When the Phu Xuan Citadel was conquered, the bronze casting artisans also dispersed. However, thanks to the casting furnaces of the Nguyen brothers, this unique craft has been preserved until today. The bronze casting village is located along the southern bank of the Perfume River, from Gia Vien Bridge to Long Tho, about 3km southwest of Hue City, in Thua Thien Hue Province.

Phuoc Tich Pottery Village

Phuoc Tich Pottery Village is located in Phong Hoa, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province. Unique traditional products of Phuoc Tich include jars, pots, vases, and various other ceramic items. This craft village has a long history and is also known as an ancient village. Visitors here can not only learn about the local craft but also explore old houses and historical relics.

Thanh Tien Paper Flower Village

Thanh Tien Village is located in Phu Mau Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue Province. This paper flower craft is a famous traditional craft village in Hue. Every Tet holiday, Thanh Tien becomes bustling and lively with the making of paper flowers, which come in many vibrant colors.

Thanh Tien paper flowers hold profound significance in the traditional religious practices of the people of Hue

These flowers are often used to decorate tables or worship places in houses. Decorating with paper flowers creates a warm, solemn atmosphere and adds a distinct, rich cultural beauty.

Bao La Bamboo Weaving

From the time of Lord Nguyen, a new Bao La ward emerged, now known as Thuy Lap Hamlet, Quang Loi Commune, Quang Dien District, located on the southern bank of the Tam Giang Lagoon. Both places share a common origin and are known for their bamboo weaving products. The most famous is Bao La weaving village in Quang Phu Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province. As the folk saying goes: “Bao La’s baskets and bamboo wares”. Today, the village not only makes baskets and bamboo items but also artistic products mainly used for decoration.

Bamboo is a plant closely associated with the lives of many Vietnamese villages and has become a beautiful aspect of Vietnam’s traditional culture

Sinh Village Painting

Phu Mau, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue Province, is famous not only for Sinh Village wrestling but also for its traditional painting craft. Sinh Village paintings primarily depict people, especially women in vibrant attire, and are used in worship, objects, and animals. These paintings are not created with brushes or colors like other paintings; instead, the artisans use drawing molds. A finished painting requires many colored molds to be printed onto paper.

The uniqueness of Sinh Village paintings lies in their colors, with each piece having its own distinct character

With these six craft villages, our introduction gives tourists a general overview. To experience them fully and understand more about these craft villages, visitors can explore, discover, and experience them firsthand.

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