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Hanoi City Walk (English): a Christmas day afternoon walk – Đền Quán Thánh, Trúc Bạch Lake, Ngũ Xã – FULL

December 25, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM



This walk has turned out to be a regular Christmas walk.

This time a Christmas Day afternoon stroll around the Truc Bach area. And as the afternoon light fades the atmosphere about Truc Bach should be lovely.

Please arrive by for 1.50pm eady to start at 2pm. Meet outside Đền Quán Thánh, the almost purely Taoist temple with 350-year-old bronze statue of Trấ́́n Vũ.

While the main theme of this walk is bronze casting, we will also refer to legends around Trấn Vũ and Trúc Bạch lake – past and modern day stories, some 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 visit Chùa Than Quang and Đình Ngũ Xã where learn about the history of bronze casting for which this area was famous.

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.

The bronze casting workshops have however moved to the other side of Yen Phu but his showroom displays a good selection of works.

Please RSVP to  Stella.

pp 100,000 vnd

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  1. We will visit 1 temple, 1 pagoda and 1 communal house so please dress respectfully for these places of worship. we take our shoes off in the pagoda.
  2. Bronze casting is no longer carried out on the island – the trade has now moved to another side of Hanoi
  3. if you come by bike/motorbike – you can park at Quan Thanh temple but this is not where we finish the walk
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December 25, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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