Phone: (0206) - 3854 211
Time to visit a place: 120 phút
Open Time: 7:00 AM -
Close Time: 6:00 PM
Address: Phuc Sen, Quang Uyen, Cao Bang Xã Phúc Sen, Huyện Quảng Uyên, Tỉnh Cao Bằng
The Pac Rang village at Phuc Sen Commune, Quang Uyen District, has a long tradition of forging. It is said the village was established in the 11th century. In the early days, the villagers produced weaponry for the Nung Ton Phuc and Nung Tri Cao’s army to fight against the Song army. When peace resumed, they made farm and domestic tools. It is also said villagers used to cast even cannons and grenade casings during the French war.
There is a tale explaining the origin of this craft village. It says once upon a time there was an old man walking by. He noticed the local Nung An people were very poor as they lived only by hunting. He, however, also found the local people were very kind, and they had extraordinary bright eyes as they could walk at night in the forest without any lighting. The old man decided to teach the local people how to forge tools. After teaching, he left without saying goodbye to anyone, and none ever knew his name or home. The Nung An people in Phuc Sen have since erected a temple to commemorate their teacher, and each family has an incense bowl to express ... View more