|Famous dish: After the walking tour in Trúc Bạch Lake and Ngũ Xã Island, visitors can enjoy lunch at one of the many phở cuốn restaurant on the island for which Ngũ Xã is now famous. — Photo blogspot.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host a city walking tour for visitors to discover Quán Thánh Temple on Sunday.
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 also walk along Trấn Vũ Street around Trúc Bạch Lake and learn about a number of past and modern day stories, legends and history associated with the lake before going to Ngũ Xã island on the east end of the lake to visit the Thần Quang Pagoda and Ngũ Xã communal house. Here the group will learn about the history of bronze casting, a famous craft in this area.
The tour will start from 9am and end at about 11.45am. Cost: VNĐ70,000.
For those who would like to stay on for lunch, they can have lunch at one of the many phở cuốn restaurant on the island for which Ngũ Xã is now famous.
Registration: Stella, email@example.com (01662979605). Limit: 12 people. — VNS