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A visitor prays at a pagoda in Ngũ Hanh Sơn (Marble Mountains) in Đa Nẵng. The annual Quan Thế Âm (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival was regconised as the National Intangible Heritage by the ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh
ĐÀ NẴNG — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recognised the annual Quan Thế Âm (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival in Đa Nẵng’s Ngũ Hanh Sơn district as National Intangible Heritage.
The city’s Sports and Culture department said the main festival, which falls on the 19th day of the second lunar month, features the procession of an image of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, and a prayer for a year of peace, prosperity and happiness for the nation, drawing at least 10,000 attendees.
The festival is often held at the Quan Thế Âm Pagoda at the foot of the Kim Sơn Mountain – the largest of the Ngũ Hanh Sơn (Marble Mountains) in Đa Nẵng.
The stone sculptures art of the 400-year-old Non Nưoc stone village in the Marble Mountains was also recognised as National Intangible Heritage in 2014.
The Marble Mountains landscape site was named a National Special Relic in 2018.Tourists visit the Marble Mountains -- where host the annual the annual Quan Thế Âm (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival -- in Đa Nẵng’s Ngũ Hanh Sơn District. — VNS Photo Trần Le Lam
Đa Nẵng has six National Intangible Heritages including Tuồng Xu Quảng (Quảng Nam’s classic drama), the Lễ hoi Cầu Ngư (Whale Worshipping festival), the traditional fish sauce trade of Nam Ô Village, the Non Nưoc stone sculptures art, the art of Bai Chòi (a half-game and half-theatre performance) and Quan Thế Âm Festival.
The Quan Thế Âm Festival has featured art troupes from Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and India, the Thai Sangha delegation, Buddhism lecture and meditation sessions, and folk performances. — VNS