Trang An Festival begins in Ninh BinhWednesday, April 19,2017
The two-day Trang An Festival began at the Suoi Tien Temple within the Trang An scenic complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh on April 15.
Chairman of the Presidential Office of Vietnam Dao Viet Trung attended the opening ceremony and beat a drum to kick off the festival.
The festival is annually held on the 18th day of the third Lunar month to celebrate Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong, a general under the reign of the 18th Hung King.It is an occasion for locals to pray for peace, happiness and bumper harvests.
This year, the event features traditional rituals, food tasting events and musical performances performed by artists from 11 provinces and cities, including Bac Ninh’s Quan Ho (love duet), Phu Tho’s Xoan singing and Hue royal court music.
A studio within the complex, where the film “Kong: Skull Island” was shot, is opening free of charge for tourists throughout the festival.
The Trang An scenic complex was recognised as a world Cultural and Natural Heritage by UNESCO.