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Hương Pagoda Festival to begin after long suspension due to COVID-19

After two years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hương (Perfume) Pagoda Festival will be held starting from January 23. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Hương (Perfume) Pagoda Festival will be held after two years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The People's Committee of Mỹ Đức District has announced that the festival’s opening ceremony will be held on January 27 at the Thiên Trù Pagoda. As usual, the 2023 Hương Pagoda Festival will last for three months (from January 23 to April 23).

Tickets for festival goers cost VNĐ80,000 per adult, and VNĐ40,000 per child.  

Boat return tickets for the Hương Tích route cost VNĐ80,000 per person, while the Long Vân – Tuyết Sơn route is VNĐ35,000 per person.

The local authority has requested ticket agents distribute tickets in electronic form, replacing the previous printed form.

The reopening of festival, one of the country’s largest pilgrimage events, will contribute significantly to the country’s tourism which is on the road to recovery after the pandemic.

The Hương (Perfume) Pagoda Festival is one of the country’s largest pilgrimage events. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Quốc Việt

Located in Hương Sơn Commune, Hương Sơn Landscape Complex, also known as Hương Pagoda, consists of natural and cultural properties including Buddhist pagodas, caves and temples worshipping local agricultural gods. Aside from its religious significance, the complex also holds special values in terms of its ecosystem, landscape, architecture and history.

The complex, built under the reign of King Lê Thánh Tông (1442 – 1497), was destroyed by French colonialists but has been rebuilt with the support of the State, local residents and visitors. 

It was recognised as a special national relic site in 2018. — VNS

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