Gongs and Poets
Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 3:55AM
[chuck] in Nam Phuoc, Nguyen Trai, Other, Vietnam

While the driver was asking directions in Nam Phuoc, I got out and browsed through the shop of a local foundry. Lots of really beautiful gongs, bells, and other cast metal items. I especially liked the little statue of Nguyen Trai (shown below), the famed Vietnamese poet and general who helped Emperor Le Loi defeat the Chinese Ming dynasty in the 13th century.


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