International delegates, monks and Buddhist followers are gathering at Tam Chuc pagoda, Ha Nam province for the 16th UN Day of Vesak 2019. This is the third time Vietnam has hosted the event, the organization of which is appreciated by the participants.

Impressive architecture…

Spectacular landscapes....

Friendly and hospitable Vietnamese friends…Those are feelings of international delegates attending the ongoing16th UN Day of Vesak 2019.

The 16th UN Day of Vesak 2019 is an important external event, contributing to improving the role of Vietnamese Buddhism in international integration while affirming the historical tradition, human values of Buddhism as a religion for peace, friendship and development throughout the country’s history.

The event has also contributed to introducing the image of Vietnam and its people as well as Vietnamese Buddhist culture to international delegates.

Vesak 2019 affirms Vietnam's efforts and achievements in ensuring freedom of belief, religion while bolstering international exchanges and cooperation. It has also proved that Vietnam is a responsible member of the international community, and the United Nations in promoting peace and harmony among religions and cultures.-VNA