DONG NHAN TEMPLE

Dong Nhan Temple is located in Dong Nhan Precinct, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi. The festival of Dong Nhan Temple is held annually from the 3rd to the 6th day of the second month of the lunar calendar. The temple was established in honour of Hai Ba Trung (Two Trung Sisters) who were proclaimed the heroines of Vietnam as they […]

THAY PAGODA

The Thay Pagoda is located at the foot of Sai Son Mountain in Quoc Oai, Ha Tay. The Thay Pagoda Festival is the opportunity to worship sorcerer Tu Dao Hanh; a Buddhist monk who became king and created the Vietnamese water puppet show. The festival is held every year from the 5th to the 7th of the 3rd lunar month. […]

TRIEU KHUC VILLAGE

The Trieu Khuc Village (Thanh Tri, Hanoi) Festival is held annually from the 10th to the 12th of the 1st lunar month in honour of national hero, Phung Hung (791–802). The festival starts with the bong dance; a traditional dance to worship the village’s tutelary spirits. Then, follows the most impressive ceremony of the festival: the dragon dance. It takes […]

CHU DONG TU TEMPLE

This festival occurs for three days from the 10th – 12th of the third month lunar in Chu Dong Tu Temple in Du Hoa Village, Chau Giang District, Hung Yen province, some 20 km from Hanoi. Saint Chu Dong Tu was one of the “four immortal heroes” at the centre of Vietnamese society. A cultural hero and the founder of […]

LIM FESTIVAL

The “Quan Ho” is a special folk song of Kinh Bac Province, now called Bac Ninh Province. Lim is the simple name of Lung Giang Commune of Tien Son District in Bac Ninh Province. They village is located 18 km from Hanoi. The festival takes place on Lim Hill where the Lim Pagoda is located. This pagoda is where Mr. […]

HUNG TEMPLE

Hung temple is located on Nghia Linh Mountain, Hy Lang Commune, Phong Chau District, Phu Tho Province. Every year, this national festival is held to worship the Hung Kings, who were instrumental in the founding of the nation. The festival lasts for 3 days from the 9th to the 11th of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar. The worship […]

CO LOA FESTIVAL

The Co Loa Festival is held annually from the 6th to the 16th of the 1st month of lunar calendar. It takes place in the pagoda that honours An Duong Vuong in Co Loa Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi City. On the 6th day of Tet, the literature procession is preceded by a flag that symbolizes the 5 elements (metal, […]

HUONG PAGODA

The Perfume Pagoda (Huong Pagoda) and the Huong Tich Cave is a famous scenic spot of Vietnam. It is located in Huong Son Commune, My One District, Ha Tay province, 70 km away from Hanoi. The Perfume Pagoda consists of a group of caves and is an impressive architectural ensemble of both human and natural endeavor. The Perfume Pagoda Festival […]

KIEP BAC TEMPLE

The Kiep Bac Temple is located in Hung Dao Commune, Chi Linh District, Hai Duong Province and is where people come to worship Tran Quoc Tuan, the main general of the Tran Dynasty. He was the general who defeated the Chinese Nguyen-Mong invaders three times. Because of his merits to the nation, he was proclaimed a saint. To get to […]

THE DONG DA HILL FESTIVAL

The Dong Da Hill Festival (Dong Da District – Hanoi) is an annual event held on the 5th Lunar Tet Holiday. This festival celebrates the triumphant historical victory against the invaders of the Vietnamese nation lead by King Quang Trung (Nguyen Hue), a Tay Son farmer who later became a hero. Two centuries ago (around 1789), Dong Da was the […]