Covering more than 22,000 sq.m in Hung Yen city’s centre, thethree-storey museum is being built at a cost of nearly 120 billion VND(5.7 million USD).
Once operational in 2015, it isexpected to serve people from all walks of life who want to explore thecultural quintessence of the Red River as well as the values of thenation’s cultural heritages.
Pho Hien used to be abustling commercial port on the Red River, only second to Thang Longin the 16th -17th century. It was well-known among foreignertraders, especially those from China, Japan and the Netherlands.
Although Pho Hien is no longercrowded and busy as in the old days, an old architectural complex of thetown still remains, with nearly 60 historical and cultural relics.
Hung Yen province is now home to over 1,200 cultural and historicalrelics, of which 160 sites have been awarded the national heritagestatus, alongside with thousands of antique objects and documents.-VNA