Addressing the opening ceremony, Chairman of the My Duc district People’s Committee Nguyen Van Hoat said that the district Party Organization, authority and people have made more effort to organize a safe and civilized festival as well as conserve and, promote values of the relic site.
Most Venerable Thich Minh Hien, the abbot of Huong Pagoda, beats the drum to kick off the festival.
According to the Organizing Board, there are about 4,000 boats operating in the Yen Spring to serve visitors.
Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang visits the traditional room.
At the ceremony, Most Venerable Thich Minh Hien, the abbot of Huong Pagoda, beat a drum to officially kick off the 2019 Huong Pagoda Festival, and offered incense to pray for a peaceful year.
In the framework of the ceremony, a collection of 108 photographs featuring Huong Pagoda at present and in the past (1927-2019) are also on display. The collection includes special works taken or collected over the past years.
Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang plants a tree at Huong Pagoda.
Previously, over the past three days, from the third to the fifth day of the Lunar New Year, about 124,000 tourists have flocked to Huong Pagoda. On the sixth day alone, the figure is estimated at over 130,000.
Some images at the opening ceremony: