The Vu Lan Festival is an annual celebration held in July – also known as spirit month – where Buddhists come together to remember their ancestors, and give presents to their parents. The Dinh Tran Pagoda in Duong Dong Town is the place to be for this celebration. Up to one thousand locals come here to pray, leaving offerings of food and clothing. You’ll notice people carrying garlands of flowers, which are given to each other as a sign of appreciation. If you want to join in, you can purchase incense sticks which can be left at the pagoda as a sign of respect.