There is no reason to miss unique traditional handicraft villages when you make a trip to Mekong Delta, such as Phu My Lepironia-weaving Village, Ba Dai Boatyard, Conical hat-making Village, and Hon Dat Pot-making Village. Why? It is because those locations are not only where eye-catching handicrafts are created, but also keep impressive cultural characteristics of the water area.
Phu My Lepironia-weaving Village
Kien Giang is among the most fascinating tourist attractions of a Mekong Delta tour, and this land has a great advantage of stunning seascapes and cultural richness to develop the tourism. When arriving in Kien Giang province, travelers can pay a visit to Phu My Lepironia-weaving village, belonging to Kien Luong District as it is one of the most unique traditional handicraft villages of Mekong Delta. Endowed with the vast field of lepironia, the Phu My inhabitants under the support of the local authority have built a reputation on this handicraft. The handicrafts from the traditional village varies in sorts, comprising handbags, hats, bags, purses, stationeries, gif boxes, and so forth. To adorn those products, the locals will add more eye-catching patterns and special decorations, making them artworks in the viewers’ eyes. This type of handicraft is supposed to have the miraculous power enhancing the economy of the poor countryside like Phu My, and now it has appealed to more and more visitors from many other places.
Ba Dai Boatyard
Being one of the most outstanding districts in Mekong Delta, Lai Vung is famous for Lai Vung fermented pork rolls, Lai Vung tangerine, and other specialties. Not only that, this land is also where small boats or junks are made and repaired, which is called Ba Dai boatyard. The handicraft’s farther is Pham Van Thuong, who is extremely excellent at the carpentry as well as making long-lasting junks. There are in total over 200 families specializing in this handicraft, and the district supplies 10,000 boats and junks for the domestic market every year. Ba Dai boat becomes a famous brand in Mekong Delta and has been used by lots of numerous people in Vietnam due to its high quality.
Conical hat-making Village
Can Tho is known as the heart of Mekong Delta and supposed to be the land of white grain, clean water, and beautiful girls. Not only that, a famous traditional handicraft village contributes to the area’s reputation; it is exactly the village specializing in making conical hat (one of the traditional symbols of Vietnam) in Thoi Tan A Hamlet. Conical hats made by the locals are not only beautiful and but also last long; that is the reason why the products are always favored by both local people and visitors. Ingredients for any conical hat include palm leaves, bamboo, and bark of Moc tree. Because they are always chosen carefully, combined with the lever hand of artists here, each of the complete conical hats is seen as an extremely beautiful and perfect artwork. Therefore, don’t forget to pick one for your visit to Thoi Tan A Hamlet.
Hon Dat Pot-making Village
Hon Dat District – Kien Giang Province is the land mentioned in a famous literature work having its namesake from the An Duc author. The outstanding image in the work is Ms. Su – a national heroine brave and unyielding in the fight against invaders. Here, there is also a unique traditional village dating back a long time; it is exactly Hon Dat pot-making village. To create a perfect product, the artists here must be careful to pick out the suitable material, mold the clay, shape it into the complete pot, and put it into the kiln. With their carefulness and cleverness, they have made and provided thousands of beautiful and useful pots for many different markets in Vietnam.