Northern Vietnam boasts a fascinating array of internationally and locally-inspired culture and entertainment. For thorough enjoyment of these offerings, an exclusive range of Haiphong hotels provide the best base from which to soak in Vietnamese culture. One particular hotel Haiphong boasts of is the Harbour View Hotel Haiphong Vietnam whose stylish and modern room offerings will make for an unforgettable stay in the Vietnam. Explore the remarkable end of Hoang Van Thu Street in Haiphong that is also known as Ben Ngu, or “Royal Berth”. One of its many claims to fame is being the birthplace of Van Cao, a renowned local musician. It derives its name from the fact that in May of 1919, the country’s ruling monarch King Khai Dinh visited Haiphont en route in an inspection tour of Northern Vietnam. To commemorate the event, the name of the area was renamed Ben Ngu, or Royal Berth. In addition, the Royal Berth is also the place where Dumont Duyvin brought Vietnamese President Ho back home after his official visit to France in 1946, and a solemn reception was held at the Berth to honour the event. When the country was under French resistance, the area, especially Ben Ngu, was subject to heavy fighting that has left its mark. Vietnamese culture notes the 20th of November 1946 as an iconic day in the fight against the French resistance, where local troops bravely fought against the onslaught of French fighters at Nha Day Thep, which is where the city’s post office is currently located. Haiphong is home to some fascinating places from Vietnam’s colourful history, so be sure to give Ben Ngu a look-see the next time you visit this remarkable city.