Hue village makes national treasures

Phuong Duc is small village on the southern bank of the Perfume River in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. 

The village is where many national treasures were made, including the nine tripod cauldrons, the nine holy cannons and the giant bell of Thien Mu pagoda.

Hue village makes national treasures

A bronze casting workshop in Hue (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures


Temperature inside the kiln reaches thousands of degrees Celsius (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Material for bronze casting (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Carving patterns on the mold (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Nguyen Van Quy, a skilled bronze craftsman in Phuong Duc village (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Carving the year of casting on a small bell (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



A mold is made from clay and special additives (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Molds are dried before casting (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures


Pouring fused bronze in the mold (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures


Soldering bronze (Photo: VNP/VNA)

 
Hue village makes national treasures



Bronze bell - a traditional product of Phuong Duc village (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



The nine tripod cauldrons placed in The Mieu yard, each of which weighs more than 2 tons (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Straps of a big cauldron was casted in the Nguyen dynastry (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Bronze products made in Phuong Duc (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Bronze products made in Phuong Duc (Photo:VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Bronze products made in Phuong Duc (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Hue village makes national treasures



Bronze products made in Phuong Duc (Photo: VNP/VNA)

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