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Last blacksmith in Hanoi's Old Quarter

Hanoi’s Old Quarter has long been famous for its architecture and traditional crafts, many of which have been lost to rapid urbanization. Nguyen Phuong Hung is the last practitioner of his family’s traditional craft of iron forging, in Lo Ren (blacksmith) street.

Despite rapid industrialization and modernization, Nguyen Phuong Hung has continued his family’s craft at 26 Lo Ren.