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Thousands of people in Nghe An gather for Buddhist peace prayers

Buddhist followers and local people joint a grand ceremony to pray for peace and happiness held in Vien Quang pagoda located in Nam Dan district, Nghe An province on February 17.

Huyen Tran temple festival kicks off in Hue

Thousands of people gathered in the Huyen Tran Culture Center located in Hue city on February 13 for the opening ceremony of the Huyen Tran Temple festival 2019.

Buddhists releases over 12 tons of fish into Red River

Over 15 thousands of people attended a fish release ceremony at Bat Trang temple located in Gia Lam district, Hanoi city with more than 12 tons of fish set free into the Red River.

Ethnic villages in Kon Tum celebrate Christmas

Jarai and Ba Na ethnic members of Ha Bau Catholic parish in Kon Tum province have just enjoyed a merry Christmas in the spirit of unity.

Activities of Government religious committee delegation in Laos

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà led a delegation visiting Laos and attending the first Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam Buddhist Leader’s conference held on November 12 in Vientiane.

New rice celebration of Xo Dang ethnic minority represented in Hanoi

Kon Tum was represented at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, outskirts of Hanoi, on October 21. The New Rice celebration, the most important ritual of the year for the Xo Dang ethnic minority group in the Central Highlands, takes place in two or three days during the tenth lunar month. Many worship rituals and festive activities are held to express thanks to the genies and pray to them for a bumper crop, prosperity, and happiness.

Thousands of antiquities kept in St Joseph's Seminary in Ho Chi Minh

The 150-year-old St Joseph's Seminary, one of first French architectural works in Ho Chi Minh City, is keeping thousands of antiquities, sculptures and religious and folklore paintings.

300-year-old Nom pagoda in Hung Yen

Ancient Nom pagoda in the northern province of Hung Yen remains intact with its historical architecture.

Domain de Maria church in Da Lat city

Domain de Maria church is a famous tourist destination in Da Lat city. It is also known as Mai Anh church because of being located on a hill full of cherry trees.

Buddhist Vu Lan Festival in full swing

Hanoi (VNA) – The Buddhist Vu Lan Festival is now in full swing, taking place during the middle of the seventh lunar month. These days, crowds of Buddhists and non-religious people flock to pagodas and worship places nationwide to hear talks about parental love and pray for their parents.

The pagoda with highest sanctum in Ho Chi Minh city

Van Duc pagoda located in To Ngoc Van street, Thu Duc ward, Ho Chi Minh city was built in 1954. Its sanctum rebuilt in 2004 and completed after two years, was recognized as the highest main worshipping temple in Vietnam by the Vietnam Record Book with the height of 43.5 m.

Japanese-style monastery in Ho Chi Minh City

The hundred-year-old Khanh An Monastery, located in district 12 of Ho Chi Minh City, looks very much like a Japanese pagoda and has become a tourist attraction.

Religious art exchange marks 63rd anniversary of state governance on religion

An art program by religious groups and the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) was held on August 2nd on occasion of 63rd founding anniversary of the state governance on religion (August 2nd).

6 beautiful Buddhist temples that you won’t believe exist

While Buddhism is not the most popular religion among Russia’s many ethnic groups, there are an estimated 1 million followers and more than 200 Buddhist organizations in the country. (links in Russian)

Tieu pagoda in Bac Ninh

Tieu pagoda in Tieu Son mountain was located in Truong Giang commune, Bac Ninh province’s Tu Son district. The pagoda has stunning views over vast fields and villages.

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