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Yen Tu Spring Festival attracted hundred thousands of visitors and pilgrims

Wednesday, 10/04/2024 | 08:09:16 [GMT +7] A  A

Coming to the Yen Tu relic site during the festival, people and tourists also have the opportunity to experience the culinary culture of Dao Thanh Y ethnic people at the foot of Yen Tu Mountain.

Yen Tu is a spiritual place, a blessed land of the country, a place associated with the name and great cause of King Tran Nhan Tong and his great contributions to the country through defeating Yuan-Mongol invaders twice

The Yen Tu Spring Festival, one of the largest and longest festival in the north, kicked off in Uong Bi city on February 19. The Yen Tu Spring Festival 2024 will last for 3 months.

Yen Tu Mountain is closely attached with the name of King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308), the third King of the Tran Dynasty, who defeated Mongol invaders twice during his 15-year reign.

The King abdicated when he was 35 and spent the rest of his life on Yen Tu Mountain practicing and popularising Buddhism. He founded the first Vietnamese School of Buddhism called “Thien Tong” or Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen on the 1,068m-high Yen Tu Mountain. The 20,000ha site is considered the capital of Vietnamese Buddhism.

Yen Tu was recognised as a special national relic site in 2013. It is home to dozens of pagodas, hundreds of towers and thousands of ancient relics containing the spiritual values and thoughts of the Truc Lam Zen sect and the glorious culture of the Dai Viet period.

Quang Ninh as well as nearby provinces of Hai Duong and Bac Giang provinces have completed a dossier to submit to the UNESCO to seek the World Heritage title for the Yen Tu - Vinh Nghiem - Con Son, Kiep Bac relic and landscape complex.

By QMG Reporters