Ba Men Temple Festival

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Ba Men Temple Festival
Ba Men Temple Festival

Ba Men Temple Festival is considered one of the biggest festivals in Cat Ba. The festival annually takes place in Lunar 18-19 January. On the day of festival, all boats come back to the harbor to prepare for the swimming competition among different villages. After the long and exciting race, the winner will be honored and receive their prize in front of the temple so that people can admire their strength and skill.

Ba Men Temple Festival
Ba Men Temple Festival

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However, no matter how their destiny ends up, each of the participants feels delightful as they have a chance to enjoy the fresh and beautiful breath of spring with their family during the festival. The unique point of Ba Men Temple Festival is that it is organized without the intervention of any third party such as the local government or the national tourism department. In general, this is still a well-organized traditional festival full of cultural values.