Localities welcome large number of tourists during Tet

Thursday, 2020-01-30 11:50:22
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The street flower in Can Tho City attracts many foreign visitors during Tet
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NDO – Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh welcomed around 2,350 ships carrying a total of more than 51,000 visitors during the seven-day Tet (traditional Lunar New Year) holiday from January 23-28.

Also in Quang Ninh Province, the Tien Cong festival kicked off at the national cultural and historical site of Tien Cong Temple in Cam La Commune, Quang Yen Town on January 29.

The four-day festival includes many cultural and sporting activities such as card games, Quan Ho (love duet) singing and swings.

Crowds of tourists flocked to the flower street in Can Tho City from January 21-29. With more than 70,000 flower baskets, the 315-metre long street was divided into three sections focusing on the theme of ‘Spring of Hope’.

According to the management board of Vung Tau City’s tourist sites, the city greeted over 140,000 vacationers on January 28, the fourth day of the first lunar month.

The city’s localities directed police forces and functional agencies to tighten supervision and control in order to ensure traffic safety and social order during the holiday.

Bo Da Pagoda’s woodblocks on display at an exhibition opened in Bac Giang province on January 29 (Photo: VNA)

An exhibition opened at Bo Da Pagoda in Viet Yen District, Bac Giang Province, on January 29, showcasing carved woodblocks bearing the Sutras of Zen Buddhism which are being preserved at the pagoda.

The exhibition is part of the activities within the framework of the Culture and Tourism Week 2020 in Bac Giang, and to mark the 300th founding anniversary of Tung Lam Bo Da (1720-2020), and 200 years since the establishment of Viet Yen District (1820-2020).

Bo Da Pagoda is now home to nearly 2,000 Sutra woodblocks engraved by the Lam Te Zen Buddhism’s masters in the Le dynasty - Canh Hung era (1740-1786).

The carved woodblocks, which were named national treasures in 2018, reflect the profound thoughts and philosophies of Buddhism in general and Lam Te Zen Buddhism in particular.