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Huong Pagoda Festival officially opens

Update: February, 05/2014 - 22:17

 

The Huong Pagoda Festival officially opened in Ha Noi's My Duc district on February 5 or the sixth day of the lunar New Year, with the attendance of about 50,000 pilgrims.

Going to Huong Pagoda is a spiritual journey into Buddhist Land – where the Goddess of Mercy leads a religious life.

Built in the late 17th century, Huong Pagoda has a large number of pagodas, temples and caverns filled with marvelous stalactites and stalagmites, about 60km from downtown Hanoi.

The Huong Tich cavern has the autograph of Lord Trinh Sam in 1770, describing the cavern as the most beautiful cave in the country.

The organising board estimated that about 180,000 tourists have flocked to Huong Pagoda over the past four days.

Pilgrims and tourists pass by Yen Spring as they flock to the Huong Pagoda Festival. — VNA Photo Thanh Tung
The picturesque Yen Spring. — VNA Photo Thanh Tung
Art performances open the Huong Pagoda Festival. — VNA Photo Thanh Tung
Pilgrims and Buddhists present offerings in the opening ceremony. — VNA Photo Vu Sinh
Venerable Thich Minh Hien (centre) and delegates offer incense in Huong Pagoda in February 5. — VNA Photo Vu Sinh
Visitors worship in Huong Tich cavern. — VNA Photo Vu Sinh
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Visitors try to catch water drops from the Huong Tich cavern's stalagmites to pray for luck and peace. — VNA Photo Vu Sinh

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