Located on Tran Phu Street, the Museum of Trade Ceramics focuses on bringing to life the golden years of Hoi An when it was the center of trade in Southeast Asia. The usual commodities on trade were silk, spices, textiles, porcelain wares and ceramics. A collection of ancient ceramics captures the lifestyle of Hoi An’s early settlers and seafarers who traded with nearby Asian countries, such as China, Japan, and Indonesia. The museum highlights the rich history of this seaside city through the pieces of ceramics on display.
History of Hoi An
According to archaeological finds and excavations, the Sa Huynh people, early settlers along the Thu Bon River, began trading as early as the 2nd century. The trades flourished through the centuries and by the 16th Century through the 18th Century, this was the busiest port in Southeast Asia. It was also through this harbor that Christianity reached Vietnam around this time. By the end of the 18th Century, other ports in Vietnam began to flourish as well, including [Read more…]