The opening of a new road system will aid people wishing to enjoy the upcoming Huong (Perfume) Pagoda Festival in My Duc district in the outskirts of Hanoi.

The district People’s Committee on January 7 announced that a new 7km road from Phu Ly city in Ha Nam province through to the pagoda has been opened, increasing the number of routes to the pagoda to four, which is set to reduce the traffic load for the upcoming annual festival.

The Huong Pagoda is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the Huong Tich limestone mountains in My Duc district’s Huong Son commune, about 60km from central Hanoi.

The site is most crowded during the festival, which takes places during the first three months of the Lunar New Year.

In order to ensure good services and safety for visitors during the Huong Pagoda Festival this year, authorities in My Duc have also invested 18 billion VND (850,000 USD) in building other facilities.

According to the festival managers, they will continue to inspect and manage food-beverage businesses to ensure food hygiene and safety, security, and a clean environment during festival time.-VNA