Tourists joining the city walk of FVH on Saturday will have chance to visit Ngũ Xã island at the east end of Trúc Bạch Lake to visit Thần Quang Pagoda and Ngũ Xã as well as to learn about the history of bronze casting for which this area is famous. — Photo vietq.vn
HÀ NỘI (VNS)— The Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host a city walking tour for visitors to discover Quán Thánh Temple on Saturday.
Attendees will visit the temple – an old, important temple that is almost purely Taoist - and learn about its 3.7-tonne, 350-year-old bronze statue of Trấn Vũ, Hà Nội’s “Protector of the North”.
The group will then walk to the nearby Châu Long Pagoda, and then to Ngũ Xã island on the east end of Trúc Bạch Lake to visit the Thần Quang Pagoda and Ngũ Xã, where they will learn about the history of bronze casting, a famous craft in this area.
The tour will be from 9am to 12.15pm and costs VNĐ170,000. Registration: Stella, firstname.lastname@example.org (01662979605).
Next Wednesday, March 16, there will be another walking tour to visit Đồng Xuân Market from 9am to 12pm. This walk commences at Bạch Mã Temple on Hàng Buồm Street and travels through some of the streets of the Old Quarter, highlighting the concept of the "36 trade streets" where each street is named after the product or service originally sold there.
In addition, the tour will visit a communal house, the last remaining city wall gate and the Huyền Thiên Temple.
Cost: VNĐ70,000. Registration: Loan, email@example.com. — VNS