They’re big in stature and demand, but Quach Van Dich is not giving up his anchors to just anyone after news that they may be around 700 years old.
Trung Hieu gets to the bottom of the mystery.
A series of chance encounters has left restaurant owner Quach Van Dich with two giant anchors, which some believe could shed light on a monumental event in Vietnamese history: the Great Battle of Bach Dang, when Viet Nam’s Tran dynasty defeated invading Yuan Mongolian troops in 1288.
The river was also the site of another famous victory in 938 when Vietnamese armies defeated Southern Han invaders from China.
Dich now lives in Chuong Duong Ward of Ha Noi, close to the Hong (Red) River.