Located in center of Red River Delta, in the Northern Focal Economic Zone and the Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh Economic Triangle, Hung Yen shares border with Bac Ninh Province on the north, Ha Nam Province on the south, Hai Duong, Thai Binh provinces on the east, and Hanoi on the west.
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Now Hung Yen is a totally different city but much of its heritage has been preserved with many famous pagodas, temples and historical sites such as Pho Hien relic group, including Van Mieu, Hien, Chuong pagodas, Mau Temple. Other popular sites are Kim Chung, Huong Lang, Thai Lac, Ne Chau pagodas, Chu Dong Tu, Phuong Hoang, Dau An, Da Hoa temples. Pho Hien is a historical site in Hung Yen Province, about 70 kilometers southeast of Hanoi. In the 15th to 18th centuries it was a famous merchant port in Vietnam and it was a small historic town on the banks of the Red River. Especially, the prosperous time of Pho Hien was associated with the golden time of the trading relationship between Vietnam, China and Japan. Like the ancient town of Hoi An, Pho Hien is a favorite destination of Japanese tourists. Pho Hien area covers five square kilometres running from Dang Chau Hamlet in Lam Son Ward to Ne Chau Hamlet in Hong Chau Ward. Coming to there, visitors enjoy traditional songs such as cheo, ca dao, trong quan or take part in Chu Dong Tu, Tu Phap, Co Le, Tho Hoang hamlets festivals. Chu Dong Tu Temple Festival is held from 10th to 12th day of the 2nd lunar month. It honored Saint Chu Dong Tu who introduced new agricultural techniques and developed trade for the local. Especially, Hung Yen's cape-longan is very well-known. This sweet longan with a thick pulp and a thin peel, used to be offered to kings only in the past.