The festival that attracts a large number of pilgrims from all over Vietnam lasts for 90 days, from February 11 to May 11.

The annual festival aims to promote the value of the complex – a special national relic site. Diverse activities will be held during the event, including rowing, trekking, popular opera, and palanquin procession.

Despite light rain, pilgrims and tourists continue to flock to the festival.

Rowing boats are arranged in line as they transport pilgrims and tourists to the main shrines across the site. 

Going on pilgrimage is a cultural and spiritual tradition for many Vietnamese people.

The highlight of this year’s festival is that boat management has been significantly improved, facilitating easier travel for tourists.

About 80,000 people have traveled to the site over the past three days. February 15 alone sees an estimated 40,000 people visit the site. The number of pilgrims to Huong Pagoda is expected to continue to rise in the coming days, according to the management board of the complex.