According to the Management Board of Huong Pagoda, roughly 4,500 boats were prepared to serve visitors to the festival, one of the biggest in Vietnam, especially for Buddhists.

This year saw guests to purchase digital tickets and scan QR codes at the entrance gate as opposed to using paper tickets like in previous years.

The management board said that 80,000 visitors have flocked to the pagoda since January 21.

Situated about 60 km from downtown Hanoi, the Perfume pagoda is a vast and striking complex featuring pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the karst cliffs of Huong Tich Mountain, also known as the Mountain of the Fragrant Traces.

Last year saw the three-month long Perfume pagoda festival draw 1.5 million visitors.