Yen Tu Festival – The pilgrims’ journey to the Buddhist Land

Yen Tu Festival – The pilgrims’ journey to the Buddhist Land

If joining Halong bay tours on the first day of Lunar year (from February), you will have the chance to participate in the most famous festival in Quang Ninh province - Yen Tu Festival.

Yen Tu Festival commences annually on the 10th day of the first lunar month and lasts for three months. Tens of thousands of pilgrims begin their journey to the uppermost shrine after a solemn ritual held at the base of Yen Tu Mountain. During the festival, the people near and far flock to Yen Tu which was regarded as the Buddhist land to show their belief and aspiration or to get rid of all sorrows and sadness. Many cultural and historical values are carefully preserved in Yen Tu, where is also home to a rare ecosystem in Vietnam. 

Yen Tu Festival

In the wide ensemble of vestiges in Yen Tu, there are 11 pagodas and hundreds of shrines and towers. At the top, after having burned joss-sticks, you seem to be lost in nature somewhere between the sky and the earth. When clear, you can perceive almost all of the northeast area from here.

Hope that after the post, tourists will have full and useful information for traveling to Yen Tu. Furthermore, if you need more information about traveling in Halong Bay, you don't forget to visit our website to get more necessary and important information.