This is the 10th edition of the annual festival since the local Trang An Landscape Complex, including Bai Dinh pagoda, was recognized as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

At a ceremony held as part of the festival

The original 1,000 year-old Bai Dinh Pagoda (Bai Dinh Co Tu), located in Gia Vien district’s Gia Sinh commune, is composed of temples worshipping Buddha, the Mountain God, and the Mother Goddess of the Forest. It lies about 800 meters from the Tam The Temple of the new Bai Dinh Pagoda area – also known as the Bai Dinh Buddhism Spiritual Centre, covering 700ha.

The festival, which lasts until the end of the third lunar month, includes palanquin processions and a series of ceremonies praying for peace and paying respect to Buddha, the gods and the goddesses.

Source: VNA