The Vietnam-Canada Friendship Association held its third national congress in the 2013-2018 term on May 24 in Hanoi to boost the two countries’ cooperation in a wide range of fields.
|Thien Hau Temple built in 1640 is dedicated to Lam Tuc Mac, the nautical goddess of China. The temple had also doubled as a meeting place for merchants|
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.
|The 500-year-old Mau Temple is dedicated to the worship of Lady Yang, a Chinese queen. The temple is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Pho Hien - Photos: Tran Minh|
Pho Hien area covers five square kilometers running from Dang Chau Hamlet in Lam Son Ward to Ne Chau Hamlet in Hong Chau Ward.
Now, Hung Yen is a totally different city but much of its heritage has been preserved with many famous pagodas, temples and trade centers of Chinese people.