The Brass Works
A great stop on the way to Tu Duc's tomb
What we say:
This is a great stop along the way to or from Tu Duc Tomb. The outfit here makes massive brass statuary for buyers from all over the world. The smithing and forging are still done using very basic techniques, and the craftsmanship is impressive. Many guides will include this in a tour in the hope that you might part with some hard-earned cash, but there's no harm in showing up on your own. Like everywhere in Vietnam, if you rock-up during the early afternoon there really isn't much to see except for the roadside shops as the craftspeople down tools for a good couple of hours for lunch.
Travel info From Le Loi, head west towards the train station. After crossing the small bridge, take a right on Bui Thi Xuan Street. Continue 2.5 kilometres to Nguyen Tran Cong Chua Street. Take a left there. The brassworks are 1.3 kilometres down on the left, at the corner of Pham Dinh Toai.
More detailsNgueyn Van Minh Brassworks,49 Nguyen Tran Cong Chua
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 17:00
How to get there: From Le Loi, head west towards the train station. After crossing the small bridge, take a right on Bui Thi Xuan Street. Continue 2.5km to Nguyen Tran Cong Chua Street. Take a left there. The brassworks are 1.3 km down on the left, at the corner of Pham Dinh Toai.
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