PANO - As many as 50,000 pilgrims attended the opening ceremony of the 3-month-long Huong Pagoda Festival, the largest-scale one in Vietnam, which officially opened in My Duc district of Hanoi on February 13th (the sixth day of the lunar New Year).

At the opening ceremony of the festival. (Source: VNA)

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

Sightseeing trips to pagodas, temples and caves are the main activities at the festival.

The organizing panel estimated that about 200,000 tourists have flocked to Huong Pagoda over the past four days.

Translated by Anh Tien