The Chem Festival

The Chem communal house, 12 km from Ha Noi, is located in Thuy Phuong commune, near the southern end of Thang Long Bridge. The village is part of Tu Liem district, a suburban area of Ha Noi. The temple turns its back on one of the dykes, and overlooks the Red River. The Chem communal house is dedicated to Ly ... Read More »

THE DONG Village Festival

Dong village, aka Phu Dong village, is now part of Gia Lam, a suburban district of Ha Noi. To reach this village, one should start from the inner part of Ha Noi, follow Highway N°. 1, cross Chuong Duong and Cau Duong bridges, then turn right to the bank of Duong River and then go four kilometres further downstream. The ... Read More »

The Le Mat Village Festival

To visit Le Mat village, start from Ha Noi, go along Highway N°. 1, cross Chuong Duong bridge, go to Gia Lam, follow Highway N°. 5 for about one kilometre and then turn right and cross a large paddy field. This village and its communal house are associated with a legend: the daughter of King Ly Thai Tong (1072-1127) was ... Read More »

The Hung Temple Festival

The Hung Temple is located on Mount Nghia Linh of Co Tich village, Hy Cuong commune, Phong Chau district, Phu Tho province. According to old annals, after settling down in Phong Chau and making it the Capital of the country (1st millennium BC), the Hung Kings chose Mt. Nghia Linh as the place for performing religious ceremonies in honour of ... Read More »

The Hoa Lu Festival

The paddy fields of Gia Vien and Yen Khanh districts (Ninh Binh province) are part of a valley bathed by several rivers and surrounded by 99 limestone mountains which follow one another in a continuous stretch. In some places, the peaks overshadow other mountains and stand like massive watch towers. As a scenic spot, this place can, in some ways, ... Read More »

The Thay Pagoda Festival

Thay village (nowadays known as Thuy Khe village) is located at the foot of Sai Son mountain, and belongs to Quoc Oai district, Ha Tay province. Visitors come to this village all the year round for several reasons. The village and Sai Son mountain have well-known scenic spots including a nice lake (Long Tri Lake) with a big pavillion where ... Read More »

The Phu Giay Festival

There is a Vietnamese saying: We have the Fathers’ festival in the 8th lunar month, and the Mothers’ festival in the 3rd lunar month. The Mother’s festival is held in Phu Giay Temple which is dedicated to a female genius, Lieu Hanh. The Phu Giay temple is located in Kim Thai commune, Vu Ban district, Nam Birth province. From Nam ... Read More »

The Yen Tu Pagoda Festival

The Huong Pagoda Festival, very popular in the Red River Delta, takes place at the same time as another festival, the Yen Tu Pagoda festival (from the 15th day of the 1st lunar month until the 15th day of the 3rd lunar month) held in Quang Ninh, a border province. Yen Tu is the name of a 1,068 meter high ... Read More »

The Huong Pagoda Festival

Nowadays, Huong Son village belongs to My Duc district, Ha Tay province. In order to visit this village, from Ha Noi, follow Highway N°. 6 to Ha Dong town, take Ba La Crossroad (at km 14), then take road N°. 12 to Ben Duc (at km 65), and from there proceed by row boats to the Huong pagoda. Games are ... Read More »

The Chu Dong Tu Temple Festival

The festival originates from another legend. The 3rd King of the Hung Dynasty had a daughter, Princess Tien Dung. At the age of 18, Tien Dung had become a beautiful girl. Instead of settling down to a married life, the Princess preferred sightseeing. In spring, she loved to travel by boats on rivers, and even into the sea. Meanwhile, a ... Read More »