According to the recently announced request from Hanoi authorities, relics, temples and religious sites have to close to avoid public gatherings as the community infections of Covid-19 in the city has become more complicated and unpredictable.
From 0a.m. on February 16, all the relics, temples and religious sites within Hanoi city were closed to prevent Covid-19 from spreading. The photo is taken at Quan Su Pagoda, one of the most renown Buddhist temples in Hanoi.
The girl showed disappointment as Quan Su Pagoda temporarily stopped opening.
The Temple of Literature was also closed as of midnight on February 16. A sign hangs in front of the relic door that reads: “The Temple of Literature stopped receiving visitors as of February 16, 2021. Opening hours will be announced later.”
At the gate of Temple of Literature, a man expressed his frustration but said he supports Hanoi authority’s efforts to prevent the pandemic.
At the same time, cultural activities at Van Lake (opposite the Temple of Literature) are also ceased.
The tranquil scene outside the Temple of Literature.
The Kim Ngan Temple in Hang Buom wards, Hoan Kiem district is temporarily closed.
The Ngoc Son Temple is quiet on the 5th day of Tet (February 16).
People perform the worship ritual outside Ngoc Son Temple.
The Management Board of Ngoc Son Temple also announced that the temple remained temporarily shut down due to the complicated situation of Covid-19 pandemic until further notice.
People is worshipping outside the gate of the Ngoc Son Temple.
The The Huc bridge (Ngoc Son Temple) is desolate.
Traditionally, Dong Da festival is organized on the 5th day of Tet. The festival this year is canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some old women did the worship ritual outside the Dong Da relic site.
Dong Da District People’s Committee announced the suspension of the festival, which celebrates the 232 anniversaries of Ngoc Hoi – Dong Da victory (1789-2021) against the Chinese Qing invaders.
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