About 70,000 visitors attended the Quán Thế Âm (Avalokitecvara) Boddhisattva Festival that took place in the central city of Đà Nẵng from March 28-30.
The annual Buddhist event is regarded as one of the most special tourism festivals in Việt Nam.
It is also a community cultural event, which helps restore and promote the cultural identity of the Vietnamese people.
The festival consisted of two parts, religious rituals and festive events.
The religious part included a ceremony to pray for peaceful country and prosperous people.
Festive events, including exhibitions of paintings, photos and calligraphy, tea culture, folk singing, traditional boat-racing and human chess, were organised as a warm up to the main festival.
The highlight of the event was the exhibition of King-monk Trần Nhân Tông (1258-1308) statue.
This is the biggest jade statue in Việt Nam which is made from a 4.5-tonne jade block.
It was brought from the Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda in Hồ Chí Minh City.