Hue Restores Pottery Village for Festival

The ancient pottery village of Phuoc Tich in Phong Hoa commune, Thua Thien-Hue Province will be renovated for Hue Festival 2008, which will take place from June 3 to June 11.

Artisans produce pottery at Phuoc Tich ancient village.

More than VND300 million (US$19,000) was spent on the construction of a kiln, a workshop and a shop where pottery can be display and sold. These facilities cover on an area of more than 100 square meters.

“One-Time Ancient Village,” a tour to bring visitors to the ancient village, will be available during the festival.

Residents in the 500-year-old village make a living by producing pottery in the form of household products like jars, pots, tea-sets, bowls, and plates.

The province will try to keep the kilns operating even after the festival, said a local official.

By P.Le – Translated by Kim Khanh

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