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Hanoi City Walk (English) p.m – Trúc Bạch Lake & Ngũ Xã – FULL
December 26, 2022 @ 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM100,000VND
BOXING DAY AFTERNOON
THIS WALK IS FULL PLEASE RSVP FOR THE WAITING LIST
Although we have run this walk a few times this year, it seems to one that is traditionally held on Boxing Day afternoon so this year is no different.
The theme of this wak is very eclectic touuching on bronze casting, and the general changes to the area, the former and present lives of the land and buildings. We start the tour at Quán Thánh temple, the almost purely Taoist temple with 350-year-old bronze statue of Trấ́́n Vũ. We refer to legends around Trúc Bạch lake – stories, history of the area, the part the young people played in Hanoi’s reconstruction after the French war, and silk making in the old days. On Ngũ Xã island at the east end of Trúc Bạch lake we hear about how a special bronze statue was made and how the fame of the island turned from bronze to food. The walk ends outside the Đúc Đồng Ngũ Xã bronze casting showroom at 178 Trấn Vũ – home and business of Mr Nguyễn Văn Ưng, whose family has over 400years bronze casting history. Note that the key places of workship that feature in this walk are still closed so we will add a small diversion to the usual route to make up for time.
Please RSVP to Stella.
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Max 8 spaces
2.45pm meet in Highland coffee near Quan Thanh Temple, end at 178 Tran Vu – allow 2hrs 45 mins (time is TBC depending if the pagoda on Ngu Xa is open or closed)