Minh Long was founded in 1970 by Mr. Ly Ngoc Minh, a young man devoted to creating exquisite porcelain. A family owned company, Minh Long has developed a characteristic style passed down through generations. From functional dinner sets to sculptures and spectacular hand-painted vases, the attention to artistry is legendary. Many of the pieces have a distinctive Vietnamese flavour and are sought after by locals and travellers alike. Minh Long also has a shop in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ly Ngoc Minh went to Hanoi to study the folk culture that abounds at sites such as One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and The Lake of the Returned Sword. He then travelled to Hue and Ho Chi Minh City to learn the designs of ancient pagodas and royal tombs and to visit places of interest. Ly Ngoc Minh discovered that the key to Vietnamese ceramics is contained within the images of Vietnamese culture. Today, Minh Long products are selected to serve guests at Vietnam's Presidential Palace, the Governmental Guest House and as gifts to distinguished guests of Vietnam at important events. Minh Long porcelain is famous in many countries and its products have won the WTO Prize at exhibitions in Germany and the Netherlands.