Avalokitesvara Festival

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Location: Quan The Am Pagoda, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City

 Date Operation: 02 – 04/04/2018

Why Avalokitesvara Festival is special

The Avalokitesvara Festival is considered to be one of the Vietnam’s 15 most impressive festivals. It is held annually on 19/2 lunar month (around the calendar month April) at Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara) pagoda amongst the Marble Mountains landscape.

What to explore at Avalokitesvara Festival

The festival folk legend is for the “Buddha who looks down”, a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddha’s. She is one of the more widel reserved bodhisattvas in mainstream Mahayana Buddhism.

The folk legends are linked to the establishment of the Marble Moutains, the history and story of the former Non Nuoc stone sculptor that evoked the historical tradition, ethnic roots and compassion of the region, for his creation of the Avalokitesvara statue within the mountains. This is an attractive and creative festival and is said to contribute to the good of all men and women, local and foreigners.

Getting to Quan The Am pagoda

From Da Nang international airport: 12 km away, go by motorbike or taxi

From Da Nang train station: 11 km away, go by motorbike or taxi

From Hoi An ancient town: 20 km away, go by taxi or bus

Map here