Recently updated on November 30th, 2020 at 08:46 am
The Huong Pagoda Festival is one of the largest festivals in Vietnam held at the beginning of the year in My Duc district, Hanoi with bold cultural and spiritual values of the Vietnamese people. The majestic nature has attracted thousands of tourists from near and far, domestic and international visitors to the Buddha ceremony, and admire the scenery here.
The festival is divided into two parts including the ceremonies and the entertaining activities. The ceremony rituals consist of incense offering procession and Zen ceremony in which Monks and Buddhists offer incense, flowers, candles and fruits. This is considered the main part of the festival. Besides it, visitors can take part in other activities and taste delicacies on the festival. Some interesting activities such as: Boat cruise along Yen Stream for watching, exploring holy caves. Some delicious dishes you should not miss to taste such as: bamboo shot, Sang vegetables and grinding roots.
Some information about Huong pagoda
Huong pagoda was built in the late 17th century, then due to war, the French colonial period, the temple was destroyed. However, not long after that, the pagoda was rebuilt in 1988. This scenic area is a cultural and religious complex of Vietnam, including dozens of Buddhist temples, some temples to worship God, and other Temple of the cult of agriculture. This pagoda is located in Huong Son commune, My Duc district, Hanoi, on the right bank of Day river.
The right time to join the Huong pagoda festival
You can travel to Huong pagoda from January to the end of the third lunar month, this is the time when the number of tourists coming here is extremely large. However, when you come here on this occasion, you will be able to participate in the festival’s cultural activities such as boating, climbing, singing….
If you do not like the crowded scene of the festival, then outside of the time mentioned above, you can go to this place all year round.