The rare clay layers have been formed in thousands of years under the Mekong riverbed. It’s the raw material to make Vinh Long’s famous red ceramic products. For more than a century, Vinh Long people have exploited these clay mines on the banks of the Co Chien (a Mekong’s distributary) to establish the largest brick and ceramic craft village in the Mekong Delta.
Vinh Long province is not only famous for its typical abundant fruit farms, but is also renowned for the title “Red Kingdom” due to the largest traditional brick and ceramic craft villages in Mekong Delta.
In 2009, Mr. Nguyen Van Buoi conceived the idea of building a house made entirely from red ceramics and in 2018, the house filled with Mr. Tu Buoi’s love for ceramics was officially completed, located at Ward 5, Vinh Long City, Vinh Long province (Vietnam). The house has a main compartment of about 200m2 and the rear compartments are 100 square meters.
Tu Buoi Ceramic House is located on the river bank where many ancient houses are concentrated. It’s the land that was once the ancient Long Ho Palace in Vinh Long province nowadays.
The house was built in the ancient architectural style with 3 compartments and 2 lean-tos and is fully tiled in ceramics. Therefore, the overall look of the house is very solid, creating a cool, comfortable, and nostalgic feeling.
All components of the house are made of high standard ceramic materials. The house’s decorative motifs are inspired by the typical culture of the Mekong Delta and Dong Son, as well as the peaceful village scene.
The porch’s ceramic columns are designed and decorated in the theme of Mekong Delta with rural activities, rice planting and spring holidays.
Inside this unique house, all furniture are designed in a nostalgic style to match the house’s theme. It also houses various precious artifacts from the French colonial.
The furniture are made of wood and nacre
It also houses various precious artifacts creating a both warm and regal atmosphere
On the evening of September 11, 2023, the Vietnam Records Organization – VietKings officially awarded the Vietnam Record Certificate with the content: “The Vietnam’s largest traditional three-compartment and two-lean-to house entirely tiled in Vinh Long Red Ceramic” to Mr. Nguyen Van Buoi. The event took place within the framework of the Opening Ceremony of Vietnam Agricultural Products Festival – Vinh Long in 2023.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Quynh Ngoc – General Secretary of Vietnam Records Organization announced Record Setting Decision (Photo: VietKings)
Dr. Ngo Quang Xuan – Former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Record Association (2nd from the right) and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Quynh Ngoc awarded the Vietnam record certificate to Record Holder, Artisan Nguyen Van Buoi. Mr. Bui Van Nghiem – Member of the Party Central Committee, Provincial Party secretary, Chairman of the People’s Council of Vinh Long province (far right) presented flowers to congratulate (Photo: Trung Pham)