Museum of Trade Ceramics, Hoi An

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Learn about Hoi An’s rich industrial heritage and its vital trading port at Museum of Trade Ceramics, an archeological museum showcasing 430 ceramic artifacts detailing the history of the trade in the region. Housed in a restored traditional timber pavilion, the museum houses a collection of pottery dating from the 7th to the 18th century. Ties with China, India, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan are well documented and model boats and maps explain the trading routes and influences. Early Chinese pottery from Tang period, a great collection of Vietnamese 15th ceramics as well as items rescued from a 1733 ship wreckage are here accompanied by 8th century pieces from the Middle East. Using our international travel planner, Hoi An attractions like Museum of Trade Ceramics can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice small but very informative little Museum which nicely details Hoi An’s history of making and trading in Ceramics. It’s a big part of Why Hoi An thrived and was a commercial hub. Lots of nice exam...  more »
  • Viet Nam is a craftsman. I've seen a lot of handicraft products made of Dalat, too. Every once in a while is one of the attractions.
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  • Like summer, remodeling the House is a Museum of. If size is not very large, quick look would be about 20 minutes. Exhibits on the 御朱印船 of Japan.
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  • Very nice museum, one of my favourites in Hoi An's old town
  • The museum is located in one of the old houses of Hoi An, so even if you don't know much about ceramic (as I do), you can still enjoy the visit. Also the collection is really interesting.
  • Restored building that provides insight into the life of Hoi An merchants, and to the ceramic trade so important to the city in years gone by. The entrance fee is included in the ticket needed to enter the city. This and other managed old buildings, provide a welcome relief to the tourist-focussed commercialism of the old city.
  • The museum itself is not really interessting, but the house is quite pretty with a nice balkony.
  • The ceramics portion of this is interesting from a historical perspective. The information provided gives a good idea of Hoi An as a bustling port town in the 14th-17th centuries. As a bonus though the museum is housed in an early 20th century house which you can explore. While not the most visually stunning it's nice to see a portion of normal life from this time period.

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While Hoi An offers a good selection of sleeping options in all price categories, only a few of them lie in the old town, probably the city's most popular tourist area. To stay near this historic neighborhood, look for hotels in the surrounding streets, especially Ba Trieu and Hai Ba Trung. If you can, look for rooms in the evening, when many budget hotels try to fill up by offering deep discounts. For the best choices and bargains, reserve as early as possible.
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