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Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival

8/16/2013


It’s a long-lasting event in Ninh Binh, the only time of the year to eye-witness the traditional celebration of people here in Ninh Binh. In festival days, local people carry out the ceremony to greet the God out from the grotto. The ceremony is accompanied by many people performing the traditional musical instrument or holding flags; besides, the villagers both young and old do take part in this ceremony. Almost all caves and pagodas are covered with incense-smoke; the festive atmosphere seems to overwhelm this peaceful rural area.
 
During the festival days, you can join in a mixed atmosphere where the youth is so energetic, the elderly is so sincere and the tourists are so happy. The complex seems to be more crowded with many groups of people stay in lines to visit the pagodas.