Work began Monday on Vietnam's first terra-cotta cultural park that will open two years from now in Hoi An Town.
Constructed and invested in by Ho Chi Minh City-based NhaVietCorp, the park will comprise a pottery museum, an outdoor exhibit, a performance stage, a composition camp, and the Nam Dieu handicrafts village.
The VND22 billion (US$1.07million) Thanh Ha Terracotta Cultural Park will cover an area of 6,800 square meters near the 500-year-old traditional pottery village of Thanh Ha.
In addition to its central area, shaped like a turning table used in pottery making, scale models of world cultural heritage sites and monuments in Vietnam will also be included in the park.
Architect Nguyen Van Nguyen, director of Nha Vietcorp, said the site aims to preserve and promote traditional pottery making in the locality and other trade villages nationwide.
The park would also create more jobs for locals and promote tourism, he said.