The Perfume Pagoda festival is an annual event in Vietnam. This unique festival opens on the sixth day of the first lunar month and lasts until the end of the third lunar month. The festival lasts almost two months.
Every year, one of the most ancient Buddhist sanctuaries in Vietnam, the Perfume Pagoda, attracts pilgrims and ordinary people from all over the world. This marvellous site is located about 70 km from Hanoi in Hatay province. Many pilgrims come here to celebrate the festival which lasts for three months.
In this sacred site people pray for themselves, for their relatives and neighbours, friends and all the people in the world. These rites help to protect families from illness and misfortune, failure and evil spirits. The Perfume Pagoda is a vast complex of mountain and cave temples and shrines, which is considered to be one of the most unique places in Vietnam. The Perfume Pagoda was founded in the 15th century . It is one of the most famous historical monuments in Vietnam. If you want to visit this sacred site, you have to walk up Thien to Huong mountain.