Geographic location: Hung Yen is a province located in the Red River Delta, in the Northern Focal Economic Zone and the Hanoi-Haiphong-Quang Ninh Economic Triangle.
Area: 923,5 km2.
Topographic features: Topographic features of Hung Yen are quite flat without hills and mountains, lower from the North to the South and from the West to the East.
Administrative units: Hung Yen is divided into 1 town (Hung Yen town) and 9 districts: Van Lam, My Hao, Yen My, Van Giang, Khoai Chau, Kim Dong, An Thi, Tien Lu and Phu Cu.
Population: 1,156,500 (Statistical Yearbook of 2007).
Hung Yen Town is 60km from Hanoi.
Hung Yen locates on National Highway No.5: Hanoi – Hung Yen – Hai Duong – Hai Phong.
There is National Highway No.39 linking from My Hao District to Hung Yen Town and then Thai Binh.
National Highway No.38 connects to Bac Ninh.
Hanoi – Hai Phong railway also passes over Hung Yen.
The famous site in Hung Yen is 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.
Hung Yen is home of famous people like Nguyen Binh, Hoang Hoa Tham, Doan Thi Diem, Le Huu Trac, Chu Manh Trinh, Vu Trong Phung, Nguyen Cong Hoan, To Ngoc Van, Pham Huy Thong.
Coming to there, visitors enjoy traditional songs such as cheo, a dao, trong quan or take part in Chu Dong Tu, Tu Phap, An Xa Village, Ghenh Temple, Co Le, Tho Hoang hamlets festivals.
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.