Tu Mountain Festival , thousands of visitors flocked to Yen
Tu Mountain in northern coastal Quang Ninh province to
attend the opening day of the Yen Tu Pagoda Festival on
February 16, the tenth day of the first lunar month.
State President Nguyen Thi Doan, Vice National Assembly
Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong and representatives of the Vietnam
Buddhist Sangha's Executive Council also attended the
The annual Yen Tu Pagoda Festival lasts until the tenth of
the lunar March. This year, the second cable car system has
been completed with an investment of VND 70 billion to
reduce the overloading of visitors who want to go up to Dong
Pagoda located on Yen Tu mountain around 1,068m above sea
level. The foot path has also been upgraded.
Ahead the festival, around 12,000 visitors have come to Yen
Tu Pagoda Festival. Yen Tu welcomed 150,000 visitors on the
first nine days of the first lunar month and is expected to
receive more than 1 million pilgrims this year.