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Thay Pagoda Festival

Held in the picturesque location of Thay Pagoada in the shadows of the Sai Son Mountain in Quoc Oai, this annual event pays homage to Tu Dao Hanh. Legend has it that Tu Dao Hanh was a Buddhist monk and sorcerer who was the king of the region and created the Vietnamese water puppet show. The celebrations begin by worshipping Buddha which is followed by games and a water puppet show in front of the Thuy Dinh or Temple. Visitors to the festival also usually take a hiking trip through the picturesque countryside which characterizes the region.


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European Food Festival in HCMC

The sixth European Food Festival is coming back to Ho Chi Minh City.


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Saigon Cyclo Challenge

An annual event where companies from across Ho Chi Minh City sponsor teams to race cyclos in order to raise money for the Saigon Children’s Charity which supports disadvantaged children.


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Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival

An important social occasion for the villages of the region, the preparations for the annual Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival begin months before when the competing buffalos are selected and then methodically trained up for the big event. Excitement and anticipation builds to fever pitch and explodes in a riot of noise and colour on the day of the festival. The chosen bulls are adorned in red cloth and are led to the bull ring followed by a procession of people playing musical instruments and beating out a rhythm on drums. The matches vary in length from just a few minutes to an hour or more – the length depending on the strength and stamina of the bulls. The bulls fight in knockout heats until the eventual victor is crowned.


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