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Ninh Thuan develops craft villages

Update: February, 06/2015 - 08:24

NINH THINH (VNS) — Bau Truc and My Nghiep villages, two famous Cham craft villages in the central province of Ninh Thuan, will be developed into major tourism sites starting later this year.

Bau Truc pottery village in Ninh Phuoc District, recognised as a national intangible heritage, is one of oldest ceramic villages in South-east Asia. Some 85 per cent of the village's 400 households make pottery.

Every stage of the process of making pottery, from mixing clay to shaping the products, is done by hand. Upon entering the village gate, visitors can see pottery products lined along streets, in front of houses and elsewhere.

My Nghiep village in the same district is famous nationally for its traditional craft of weaving brocade. Visitors can see locals weaving brocade and making various products from brocade such as handbags, wallets and backpacks. Around 80 per cent of the village's 700 households are involved in the craft.

In recent years the province has invested in gates, roads and showrooms in the two villages to promote tourism. This year the province will continue to invest in them and solicit investment in tourism services.

The villages attract large numbers of local and foreign tourists. — VNS

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