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Festival in Chùa Thầy Temple

Updated: 19/4/2018 | 9:33:57 AM

Every year is held on the the 6th day of the 3rd lunar month a buddhist festival in Chùa Thầy, which this year falls on the 22nd of April.

All men and women are then invited to show compassion, be generous, do good things for their folks and aim for peace of mind. Pilgrimages attend the festival to do offerings of all kind, from incense to food, as well as recite Buddhist scriptures. The festival is held in honor of the monk Từ Đạo Hạnh who was said to have extraordinary powers
The festival features many different activities, from games to performances, but its central piece is the Sam Hoi ceremony or Expiation ceremony. During the festival, the place is usually crowded with locals as mush as with tourists, and of course, the pilgrimages.
Chùa Thầy is located in the district of Quốc Oai, at around 30km from the center of Hanoi. From the bus terminal of Mỹ Đình in Hanoi you can take the bus 73 to go there. It costs 7 000 VND (40 cents).