Cam Ha Pottery Village, Hoi An Vietnam, Central Coast and Highlands
The small village of Cam Ha is reached by boat from Hoi An and, because of its isolation, has retained traditions that have long since been modernised out of existence elsewhere.
On disembarking your simple, but comfortable boat, you will wander the well-trodden track to the village centre. At every turn you will see the remarkable tenacity of the local people as they perform the backbreaking labour of their craft that has been handed down through generations. Courtyards are lined with hand cut bricks, drying in the accommodating sun. Village elders turn the potting wheels whilst their children shape vase after bowl after plate from the supple clay. The village of Cam Ha is a interesting example of a simple life, unfazed by the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
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