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Visitors flock to Huong Pagoda Festival in Hanoi

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A crowded of visitors flocked to the opening ceremony of Huong (Perfume) Pagoda festival in Huong Son special national relic site, Chuong My district, Hanoi this morning--the sixth day of the lunar new year.

Stream of visitors flock to Huong Pagoda

Stream of visitors flock to Huong Pagoda

By the dawn, vehicles crowded parking lots along side Yen spring leading to the pagoda. Instead of visiting the pagoda by the dawn, many chose to reach the complex by late afternoon and Huong Tich carven at mid night to avoid traffic, cable car and boat congestion. Over 4,000 boats operated at their full capacity in Yen spring to meet suring travel demand.
Visitors flock to Huong Pagoda Festival in Hanoi ảnh 1 Thien Tru Pagoda yard on the opening ceremony of Huong Pagoda Festival 
According to the management board of Huong Son relic site, Huong Pagoda recived about 124,000 visitors from the third to the fifth day of the lunar new year. Hence, congestion occurred sometimes.
This year, trading activities were no longer seen in pagodas in the Huong Pagoda Complex, carvens and narrow roads in the complex. Over 300 licensed stalls were arranged reasonably in order not to contribute to congestion. A hot line of the festival’s organization board has been announced for visitors to report problems.
Visitors flock to Huong Pagoda Festival in Hanoi ảnh 2 Huong Tich carven is packed with visitors
Chairman of My Duc People’s Committee Nguyen Van Hoat said that last year Huong Pagoda received 1.45 million visitors.

By Mai An – Translated by Ngoc Thanh

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