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One of the most important Buddhist festivals in Vietnam, the Huong Pagoda Festival is an integral part of Buddhist people within the country. The pagoda is located in My Duc district, approximately 70 kilometres south of Hanoi. The festival is divided into two parts: ceremonies and celebrations. Monks offer flowers, incense and fruits whilst an additional two monks perform traditional dancing. Famous delicacies during the festival include bamboo shoots, Sang vegetables and fresh apricot juice. Surrounding the Huong Son Mountain near the pagoda are the fragrant blossoms of the apricot flower, a sight not to be missed.