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Vietnamese craft villages are traditional, distinctive, economically sustainable, bringing on the need for local jobs and practical benefits for small communities in all parts of the country. In addition, it contributes to the development of the whole society. Craft villages, traditional craft villages or traditional villages are found everywhere in Vietnam, and are commonly referred to as trade villages.

History of formation and development:

Along with the development of agricultural civilization from thousands of years ago, many handicrafts have also been born in rural Vietnam, the formation of craft villages starting from the original occupation of the residents Take advantage of the free time, the time is not the main season.

Because before the economy of the ancient Viet people mainly rely on rice cultivation, rice farming does not always work. Normally only the first day of the crop, or the end of the crop, the farmer has to work as hard as plowing, transplanting, weeding (to crop) to harvest, drying … also the On the other hand, the farmer is very leisurely, very little work to do. Since then, many people have begun to look for additional work to do in order to improve their meals and daily necessities later on to increase their family income.

Over time, many sub-occupations have shown their great role, bringing real benefits to the residents. As for the production of rattan, bamboo, silk … for living or iron, bronze for production. Sub-sourcing from the private sector has become a commodity for exchange, bringing tremendous economic benefits to people who previously had been waiting for rice crops. From a few houses in the village, many other families also learn to follow, the occupation from which spread throughout the village, or many villages close together.

And thanks to the different benefits of craftsmanship, there is a difference in each village. Profits bring much benefit to develop gradually, contrary to the low-efficiency or not suitable for the village gradually lost. Since then began to form the village specializing in a specific job, such as pottery village, making village, silk village, making village …

Archaeological findings, historical records have proven that Vietnamese craft villages were born thousands of years ago. Trade villages are mainly concentrated in the big river deltas such as the Red River Delta, Hanoi, Ha Tay, Bac Ninh, Thai Binh and Nam Dinh.

Main products and specifications
Famous villages

Although many villages have disappeared with time, nowadays, the statistics show that Vietnam has nearly 2,000 trade villages in the main occupations such as lacquer, ceramics, gold and silver, embroidery. , rattan, weaving, paper, folk painting, wood, stone …

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Along with the development of the country, there are many villages also thrive and have the products, the famous brands, have great attractiveness such as:

Tho Ha pottery and ceramic village in Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province

Bat Trang Ceramic, Gia Lam, Hanoi –

Inlaid with gold knight Kieu Ke

Phu Lang pottery village, Phu Lang commune, Que Vo district, Bac Ninh

Phuoc Tich pottery village

“Union of Mai Xa great chapel”, village “eat to go back”, Mai Xa great chapel of Mai Xa Village

Village catching Thuy Ba

Village of Lam Xuan hilltribes

The gold mining village

Wooden furniture

Dong Ho Painting Village, Thuan Thanh, Bac Ninh

Reported by Nga Son, Thanh Hoa

Non Nuoc stone village, Da Nang

Traditional village of Chau Khe Silver (Chau Khe Silver Village)

Dong Xam silver carving village

Van Phuc Silk Village, Ha Dong, Hanoi

Son Dong village

Kien Lao Technical Village – Xuan Truong – Nam Dinh


Handicraft Village – Bac Ninh specializing in construction.

La Xuyen Handicraft Village – La Xuyen Industrial Park-Yen Ninh-Y Yen-Nam Dinh

Dai Nghiep Handicraft Village – Tan Dan – Phu Xuyen – Hanoi