Tho Ha ancient village is a familiar name of Vietnamese pottery because of its hundreds of years of history and famous product quality. This place used to be a busy trading port with boats going up and down Nhu Nguyet river wharf, bringing soul-breathing pottery from the land and the hands of village artisans.
Tho Ha pottery craft dates back to the 12th century and is one of the three oldest ceramic centers of the Vietnamese people, next to Phu Lang and Bat Trang. According to the genealogy of the craft village and the archaeological artifacts found, Tho Ha ancient village is one of the cradles of ceramics. Tho Ha was a busy pottery trading port of Kinh Bac region. The flourishing of pottery has helped people build a complex of majestic architecture of communal houses, pagodas, and village gates.
In the mid-60s of the last century, the population in the village developed, the pottery kilns consumed a lot of land and caused pollution, so the state established Da Vang Pottery Factory on the hilly area of Lat village, 3 km from Tho Ha. Towards the North, all of Tho Ha’s pottery-making people became factory workers and received state salaries.
By 1988 plastic had become common, products such as large and heavy clay pots and jars were difficult to sell, so Da Vang Pottery Factory was dissolved, putting an end to the nearly 900-year-old pottery profession of Tho Ha ancient village