Mosaic Mural, or
Ceramic Road (Vietnamese: Con
đường Gốm sứ), is a ceramic mosaic mural along the walls of
the Red River dyke system in the city of Hanoi, northern Vietnam.
With a length of about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi), the 'Ceramic
Road' is one of the major projects that were developed on the occasion
of the Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi.
2.1 Guinness World Record
4 See also
6 External links
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.
She was supported by the Ford Foundation, which funded the first 450
metres (1,480 ft) of the wall; and the planning, training, and
infrastructure needed to complete the project. The
Ceramic Road was
planned to be finished in 2010 to commemorate the Millennial
Hanoi in October 2010.
Participating in the work of decoration are not only Vietnamese
artists but also foreign embassies and culture centres in
as the Goethe-Institut,
Alliance française L'espace, British Council,
Società Dante Alighieri
Società Dante Alighieri Dalte Centre, and other cultural centres of
Russia and South Korea.
The mosaic wall mural is made from ceramic tesserae which are product
of Bát Tràng, a nearby village famous for its Bát Tràng
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.
Guinness World Record
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. 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
Mural was the world’s largest ceramic mosaic and awarded a
Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records certificate.
Mural restoration in 2015
Honoring Millennial Anniversary of
Hanoi in 2010
Vietnamese dragon ceramic panel at
Chuong Duong Bridge
Chuong Duong Bridge for Millennial
Anniversary of Hanoi.
Media relating to
Mural in Wikimedia Commons
Murals in Vietnam
^ a b c d e Kieu Minh (27 March 2007). "
Hanoi to decorate 6,000m of
dyke with ceramic painting". Vietnamnet.vn. Archived from the original
on 29 September 2010.
^ "Bui Xuan Phai's paintings on
Ceramic Road". Vietnamnet.vn. 7
September 2010. Archived from the original on 12 September 2010.
Retrieved 10 September 2010.
^ Nguyen, Thuy. "
Wall. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
^ VietnamPlus (14 July 2009). "First leg of "
Ceramic Road" unveiled".
Archived from the original on 2009-07-18. Retrieved 17 September
^ "Largest ceramic mosaic". Guinness. 2010-10-05. Archived from the
original on 2015-06-10.
Hanoimural.vn: official website
Conduonggomsu.vn: official website—(in Vietnamese)
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