The Red River Delta province of Hung Yen is completing
preparation for the Pho Hien (Hien Street) Cultural Festival as a
highlight of the National Tourism Year of the Red River Delta-Hai Phong
Pho Hien used to be a bustling commercial
port on the Red River, only second to the ancient capital of Thang Long (now Hanoi) in the 16th -17th
century. It was well-known among foreigner traders, especially those
from China, Japan and the Netherland.
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. The festival will aim to recreate the
atmosphere of the old day through various activities held in the relic
sites, such as Xich Dang Temple of Literature, Chuong and Pho pagodas,
Mau, Tran, Thien Hau temples and Ban Nguyet pond.
The festival will also feature traditional rituals, folk games and local specialties.-VNA