Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village comprises over 500 manufacturers, artisan workshops and retail outlets selling marble goods at affordable prices. Set at the foot of Da Nang’s Marble Mountains, the village dates back to the late 18th century and was founded by Huynh Ba Quat, a craftsman from Thanh Hoa Province.
The ancient village is also recognised as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage due to its cultural significance to Da Nang, where thousands of talented sculptors and craftsmen produce a wide range of statues, household items, and accessories using stones found within the mountain.
Many local residents make their way to this craft village to purchase rice mortars, grain grinders, and tombstones while tourists can find an array of handcrafted jewellery made from precious stones, including rings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets.
Due to its close proximity to several ancient pagodas in the Marble Mountains, Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village also houses intricate marble sculptures of Buddha, sphinxes, animals, and national icons of various sizes, all of which are skilfully displayed against the mountain backdrop.
Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village is a 20-minute taxi ride from Da Nang City, with most day tours to Marble Mountains often including this ancient village on their itinerary. Even if you aren’t looking to buy anything during your visit here, it still offers a fascinating glimpse at how the local artisans produce such intricate sculptures completely by hand.
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