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Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural
Con đường Gốm sứ
Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi
General information
Status Complete
Location Hanoi
Country Vietnam
Construction started 2007 (2007)[1]
Completed 2010
Other dimensions 4 km (2.5 mi)

Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural (Hanoi Ceramic Road) (Vietnamese: Con đường Gốm sứ) is a ceramic mosaic mural on the wall of the dyke system of Hanoi, Vietnam. With a length of about 4 km, the Ceramic Road is one of the major projects that were developed on the occasion of the Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi.[2]


  • History 1
  • Description 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Hanoi Ceramic Road originated with the journalist Nguyễn Thu Thủy, who won a prize in the Hanoi architecture contest for her idea of transforming the dyke system around Hanoi into a ceramic mosaic. The work of decoration began in 2007 for the dyke wall of about 6.000m in length and 0.95m in height which runs along the road of Âu Cơ, Nghi Tàm, Yên Phụ, Trần Nhật Duật, Trần Quang Khải, Trần Khánh Dư and terminates at the pier of the Long Biên Bridge. The Ceramic Road was planned to be finished in 2010 to commemorate the Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi in October 2010.[1]

Participating in the work of decoration are not only Vietnamese artists but also foreign embassies and culture centres in Hanoi such as the Goethe-Institut, L'espace, British Council, Dalte Centre and other culture centres from Russia and South Korea.[1]


The mosaic wall is made from ceramic tesserae which are product of Bát Tràng, a village famous for its Bát Tràng porcelain.[1]

The content of the mosaic represents the decorative pattern from different periods in the history of Vietnam: Phùng Nguyên culture; Đông Sơn culture; Lý Dynasty; Trần Dynasty; Lê Dynasty and Nguyễn Dynasty. Also incorporated on the wall are modern art works, paintings of Hanoi and children's drawings.[1]

Ms. Nguyen Thu Thuy said the project will strive to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's largest ceramic mosaic by 2010.[3]

Vietnamese dragon ceramic picture at Chuong Duong bridge
On 5 October 2010, Guinness World Records adjudicator, Beatriz Fernandez, undertook an official review of the Hanoi ceramic mosaic to confirm its dimensions and ensure the strict guidelines relating to the record had been followed. Ms Fernandez confirmed that at 3,850 linear meters (6,950m²) of the Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural was the world’s largest ceramic mosaic and awarded a Guinness World Records certificate.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Kieu Minh (27 March 2007). "Hanoi to decorate 6,000m of dyke with ceramic painting". 
  2. ^ "Bui Xuan Phai’s paintings on Hanoi Ceramic Road". 7 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  3. ^ VietnamPlus (14 July 2009). "First leg of "Ceramic Road" unveiled". Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "World's Largest Ceramic Mosaic". Guinness. 5/10/2010. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website (Vietnamese)
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