Thursday, May 13, 2010

Phuoc Tich Ancient Village: witness to centuries gone by

VietNamNet Bridge – With its gentle O Lau River, Phuoc Tich Ancient Village in Phong Hoa Commune in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s Phong Dien District seems cut off from the outside bustling world by its stillness.

This quaint village has the typical features of the region with a river wharf, temples and their yards, old pagodas and a winding path lined with green tea trees. The scenery is like a step back in time and each temple and house wears a coat of green moss. 
Lying silently 40 kilometers north of Hue, the ancient village is well-known for its traditional pottery crafts and ancient houses and temples that have been preserved for as many as 500 years, making them invaluable architecturally and culturally.

  A 1,000-year-old tree near an old temple in Phuoc Tich Ancient Village.

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