|Members of the FVH city walk will have chance to gaze at the 3.7-tonne 350-
year-old bronze statue of Tran Vu, protector of the city's Northern gate, during
the tour tomorrow. —Photo panoramio.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Tomorrow, the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host an English-speaking city walk visiting Tran Vu Temple and Ngu Xa bronze village.
The group, which consists of no more than 16 people, will start the tour at 9am by visiting Quan Thanh Temple – a very important, old and almost purely Taoist temple and its 3.7-tonne 350-year-old bronze statue of Tran Vu, protector of the city's Northern gate.
The group then walks along Tran Vu Street around Truc Bach Lake (learning some of the lake's history and surrounding area) heading to Chau Long Pagoda, then onto Ngu Xa Island at the east end of the lake. Tourists will also pay a short visit to Than Quang Pagoda and Ngu Xa Communal House as well as learning about the history of bronze casting for which this area is famous.
The tour agenda will also include a visit to a bronze casting showroom of a local family, who has been involved in that business for 400 years.
Cost: VND70,000. Contact Stella at firstname.lastname@example.org — VNS