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Huong Pagoda festival expected to attract 1.5 million visitors
  • | dtinews.vn, LD | January 24, 2019 08:36 PM
Huong Pagoda festival in the outskirts of Hanoi is expected to lure around 1.5 million visitors this year.

The event is scheduled to be opened from February 6. 

  

Visitors at Huong Pagoda


The organising board has issued 1.5 million tickets to visit the pagoda for the festival priced at VND80,000 (USD3.47). Meanwhile, the fees for boat service are VND50,000 per person.

Roughly 4,000 boats will be used to transport visitors during the festival, while 318 stalls will be at the event.

Boat owners have been required to provide lifebuoys and dustbins on their boats, while restaurants have to ensure food safety.

Last year, the festival welcomed 1.44 million visitors, bringing in VND112 billion (USD4.86 million) from ticket sales.

Built between the 18th and 19th centuries, the Huong Pagoda complex features a large number of shrines and natural caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites.

Located at about 60km from downtown Hanoi, the pagoda is one of the most famous cultural and spiritual tourism destinations in the north of the country.

Huong Pagoda Festival, which starts on the sixth day of the Lunar New Year and runs until the end of the third lunar month, attracts thousands of tourists and pilgrims every year.

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