Vietnam’s Yen Tu Festival, a big spring festival for Buddhists, tourists

Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

vietnams-yen-tu-festivalYen Tu Festival, held at the Yen Tu historical relic and landscape area, northern Quang Ninh province in Vietnam, is a major spring festival for Buddhists and tourists nationwide.

 

It is held from the tenth day of the Lunar New Year through the end of the third lunar month.

 

The Yen Tu historical relic and landscape area encompasses Thuong Yen Cong commune and Phuong Dong ward in the north-west of Uong Bi city, Quang Ninh province. Yen Tu is also a museum of architecture and diverse fauna and flora. It has favourable conditions for research in history, spiritual culture, tourism potential, ecological environment, bio diversity and gene protection.

 

Yen Tu was recognised as a Special National Relic Site in September 2012. It was also selected as one of the 10 most popular spiritual destinations in Vietnam by the Vietnam Records Organisation.

 

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) includes Yen Tu relic in the list of nominated heritages.

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