Museum to revive Pho Hien’s old days

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 10,000 objects and documents featuring the historical and cultural values of Pho Hien (Hien Street) in the Red River Delta province of Hung Yen are expected to be introduced to the public in 2015 as construction of a large-scaled museum gets underway.

Covering more than 22,000 sq.m in Hung Yen City’s centre, the three-storey museum is being built at a cost of nearly 120 billion VND (5.7 million USD).

Once operational in 2015, it is expected to serve people from all walks of life who want to explore the cultural quintessence of the Red River as well as the values of the nation’s cultural heritages.

Pho Hien used to be a bustling commercial port on the Red River, only second to Thang Long in the 16th -17th century. It was well-known among foreigner traders, especially those from China, Japan and the Netherlands.

Although Pho Hien is no longer crowded and busy as in the old days, an old architectural complex of the town still remains, with nearly 60 historical and cultural relics.

Hung Yen province is now home to over 1,200 cultural and historical relics, of which 160 sites have been awarded the national heritage status, alongside with thousands of antique objects and documents.

Source: Vietnam Plus

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