Standing proudly on either side of Ba Sang Bridge on Ho Van Cong Street, the dragons serve as a symbolic representation of Tuong Binh Hiep Craft Village’s rich heritage in traditional ceramics. Additionally, they pay tribute to the upcoming Year of the Dragon.

The dragons’ heads are meticulously handcrafted from clay by skilled artisans from Tuong Binh Hiep Craft Village, located in Binh Duong Province, southern Vietnam, January 24, 2023. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

While the dragon bodies have already been completed, the talented artisans of Tuong Binh Hiep are currently focusing on sculpting the intricate details of the dragon heads, whiskers, and tails with unparalleled precision.

The dragon bodies are primarily made from large earthen pots crafted in a village located in Binh Duong Province, southern Vietnam, January 24, 2023. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Artisan Nguyen Minh Thuan, hailing from Tuong Binh Hiep Craft Village, expressed his amazement at the overwhelmingly positive response the ceramic dragons have received from Vietnamese netizens.

A young boy eagerly admires the ceramic dragons in their unfinished state in Binh Duong Province, southern Vietnam, January 24, 2023. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

According to Thuan, the talented artisans of Tuong Binh Hiep designed these clay dragons as a way to showcase and promote the traditional craft of their hometown.