Thousands of Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns followers and tourists flocked to the Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattava) that opened in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on July 19 or the 19 th day of the 6 th lunar month.

The festival is held annually at the Quan The Am Buddhist Spiritual Tourism Centre in Huong Thuy town by the provincial chapter of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Committee.

During the event, a ceremony to pray for peace was held with balloon and pigeon releases.

Many other activities of Buddhist culture will also be held during the festival./.