Bronze casting in Tra Dong Village in the central province of Thanh Hoa has officially received a certification recognising it as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage, making it the seventh local heritage to receive the title in the country.

The trade comprises a sophisticated technical process involving many stages, each of which uses different techniques like moulding, mixing the compound, heating and casting.

Experience is often passed down through families and kept secret from other villages. This is why Che or Tra Dong village nowadays, Thieu Trung commune, Thieu Hoa district is the only place in Thanh Hoa province that has preserved the art.-VNA