Tho Ha ancient village has a unique location because three sides are surrounded by Cau River, one side is bordered by green hills. Most people in and out of the village have to take a boat across the river. Therefore, coming here, people feel like they are lost in a separate ancient world.
The first image that impresses visitors when setting foot in the Tho Ha ancient village is the simple boats parked by the wharf with old sycamore trees dropping their long shaggy roots into the river. Children in the village perched on branches, laughter and laughter spread on the water. Right on the wharf there is an ancient temple worshiping the Citadel. Next to the temple is a small restaurant, old wooden tables and chairs on the concave ground. The owner of the shop, with white hair, is kind, sitting and chewing betel nut like in a fairy tale.
The roads in the Tho Ha ancient village are narrow and are paved with traditional red bricks that have been worn down by time. The houses are close together, the roof tiles are tinged with moss. The walls are not plastered, in some places just bricks, baked tiles or small earthenware are stacked in layers, layers, creating a unique look in architecture.
The old pottery village has gradually disappeared, giving way to the profession of making rice paper and rice noodles. Even so, walking along the village still see the shadow of pottery existing on each house wall, village road and even fence. Entering the small alley, visitors feel like they are walking in the space of an oil painting with the typical tones of long-standing bricks and a very old architecture. The steps of the house were built much higher than the road surface to resist the floating waters of the Cau River each coming flood season.
Visitors from far away come to Tho Ha ancient village to find traces of old villages, settle down in the quiet afternoons, review childhood memories of running away from home to expose the sun… Besides, people come to Tho Ha also to sketch the outstanding architectural works left over from the Ly-Tran dynasties.