|Workers at the Đúc Đồng Ngũ Xã bronze casting workshop of craftsman Nguyễn Văn Ứng – one of the few craftsmen pursuing the 400-year-old traditional job on the islet. — Photo langnghevietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will hold a city walk to Quán Thánh Temple and nearby Trúc Bạch Lake and Ngũ Xã Islet on Saturday in Hà Nội.
Taking place from 9am until 11.30am, the English-speaking tour will start at the temple – an old Taoist temple with a 3.7-tonne 350-year-old bronze statue of Trấ́́n Vũ, the city’s Protector of the North.
While the main theme of this walk is bronze casting, 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.
The group will go onto Ngũ Xã islet at the east end of Trúc Bạch Lake visiting Thần Quang Pagoda and Ngũ Xã Communal House to learn about the history of bronze casting, for which this area was famous.
The walk will end at Đúc Đồng Ngũ Xã bronze casting showroom at 178 Trấn Vũ Street – home and business of craftsman Nguyễn Văn Ứng – one of the few craftsmen pursuing the 400-year-old traditional job on the islet.
Email Stella at email@example.com or phone 0362 979 605 to register. Cost VNĐ70,000. — VNS