Haiphong is a vibrant city situated on Vietnam’s southern coastline. Third-largest in the nation, it boasts an impressive and rather unique history, especially with relation to its founding. Visitors looking to explore this fascinating locale will enjoy a local hotel Haiphong offers its visitors, one that features fine modern amenities and world class service for a truly unforgettable hospitality experience. This modern metropolis features some of the best hotels in Vietnam and visitors should consider the Harbourview Hotel Haiphong Vietnam. Its central location and contemporary amenities are designed to satiate any experiential palate. Haiphong can trace its formative roots back to Le Chan, a fearsome female general who was part of a Vietnamese revolution led against the Chinese by the Trung sisters in 43 CE, who are regarded as national heroines in the country and are symbols of Vietnamese independence. Many of the local streets in major cities as well as numerous schools are named after them, and the anniversary of their deaths is a national holiday observed by many. Even though they rose to prominence almost two millennia ago, they are still regarded as powerful symbols of Vietnamese freedom.
Historians cite their impressive example of Vietnamese society being a matriarchal one before sinicization (domination by the Chinese Han state ideology), where women had no impediments to assuming and then succeeding in leadership roles. The Nghe Temple, located in the Le Chan district, is a splendid tribute to Le Chan’s key role in the Trung Sisters’ uprising. This noble female warrior established the settlement of An Bien, which later grew into Haiphong. The historical temple comprises stone elephants, the Trung sisters’ and Le Chan’s steeds, as well as majestic stone horses, ornate stone beds and various stone buildings. A fine tribute to the country’s matrilineal past, it is a must-visit site on your travel itinerary.