Perfume Pagoda Festival – Hanoi

Hanoi Hanoi, Viet Nam

Perfume Pagoda Festival is open in My Duc, Hanoi on the sixth day of the first lunar month, with the attendance of about 50,000 pilgrims. Situated in Huong Son Site, Hanoi, Huong Pagoda complex is considered as one among centers of Buddhism in Vietnam. The pagoda complex consists of several Buddhist pagodas and temples on […]

Xoe Dancing Festival – Lao Cai

Bac Ha Bac Ha, Lao Cai, Viet Nam

Xoe Dancing Festival is held on the 15th of the 1st lunar month in Ta Chai Village, Bac Ha Town, Lao Cai, northern Vietnam. This is also the spring festival of the Tay to pray for good crop, full of grains and rice. The ritual is rather simple with a tray of offerings put at the […]

Thuong Temple Festival – Lao Cai

Lao Cai Lao Cai, Viet Nam

The Thuong Temple Festival is a celebration of Tran Quoc Tuan, who was the Supreme Commander of Vietnam during the Tran Dynasty. The festival is held on the 15th day of the first lunar month in Lao Cai province. Tran Quoc Tuan was a brilliant military leader who defeated the Mongol invaders three times in […]

Meo Vac Market – Ha Giang

Ha Giang Ha Giang, Viet Nam

Meo Vac market is located in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province, in the north eastern region of Vietnam. The market is open only on Sunday, starting early morning at about 6am and ending around noon. Meo Vac market is the most impressive market in the northern highlands of Vietnam. This is also the largest […]

Cau Vong Festival – Bac Giang

Bac Giang Bac Giang, Viet Nam

Cau Vong Festival is held on the 16th January of the lunar year in Tan Yen District, Bac Giang province to honor the martial tradition, revolutionary heroes of the historic land of Cau Vong (means “Rainbow”). The Festival is held once every five years on January 16th, 17th of lunar year, to review the heroic […]