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Manulife Da Nang International Marathon
08 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021 | Da Nang

The coastal city of Da Nang on Vietnam's Central Coast is playing host to one of Vietnam's top marathons on August 9. The Manulife Da Nang International Marathon is an international marathon set along the Han River and the city's 30-kilometre beachfront. There are four distances on offer this year

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Hon Chen Festival
10 Aug 2021 - 10 Aug 2021 | Hue

Just upstream from Hue, Hon Chen Temple is home to a community celebration which takes place twice a year along the Perfume River. On Aug. 10, 2021, this longstanding temple will be venerated with processions and offerings. Expect colourful dragon boats cruising along the river in the God

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Vu Lan Festival
22 Aug 2021 - 22 Aug 2021

Vu Lan Festival, or Wandering Souls Day, is an important spiritual holiday in Vietnam. Held in the middle of Ghost Month, it's said that the world of the spirits is open to that of humans during this magical time. Many Vietnamese will pay a visit to their local temple to honour their family and

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Long Chu Festival 
22 Aug 2021 - 22 Aug 2021 | Hoi An

On the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, villagers on the beach in Hoi An stage a ritual to protect the area during the change of seasons. The boatmen in the area will carry a bamboo replica of the Long Chu dragon boat in a procession from the village to the river and the sea. The dragon

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Vietnam Mountain Marathon
27 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021 | Sapa

With one of the most spectacular backdrops in the world, the Vietnam Mountain Marathon is a unique and unforgettable experience. Courses vary in length, ranging from a 10-kilometre fun run to a 100-kilometre ultra-marathon. Set amid the mountain peaks of Sapa, this year's route winds past buffalo

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