During your trips in Hanoi, tourists can spend time travelling to some ancient villages nearby Hanoi. It is an interesting experience because visitors have a chance to gain knowledge about the culture and the normal lifestyle of Vietnamese people through shapes and decorations on the products that they make. Discover a stone carving village in Ninh Van, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province will help you to some extent understand the culture of an ancient capital in the old time.
Ninh Binh is a land with a large amount of karst topography, therefore, it exists many traditional craft villages with some the famous villages such as stone carving that creates not only beautiful but also meaningful stone products containing the noble values of the human in Ninh Binh. Come to Ninh Van stone carving village will make you interested due to special skill in each product. Moreover, it will bring you to an ancient world of an old land, where used to a capital of great kings. This village has a long life, through the hands of many generations along with the transformation of ups and downs of the history it is still circulated today. Formerly, stone craft mainly made common products such as ornamental plant pot, millstone, and ornamental animals. Today, craftsmen in Ninh Van stone village can produce on site, including the products with large-scale, several tons of weight or can work at any place in the country, with a variety of stone products such as statues, monuments, art statues, aquariums, sacred animals, incense burners, lamps, columns …
Ninh Van stone products appear everywhere such as the group of national mothers monuments in Ho Chi Minh City, Truong Son cemetery monument, Me Suot statue in Quang Binh, statue of Uncle Ho in Nghe An, Tran Hung Dao statue in Chi Linh (Hai Duong), monument of Hoang Van Thu in Lang Son, Pac Po monument in Cao Bang.