|Quan The Am festival 2016|
This year’s Buddhist festival is expected to see delegations from Myanmar, Thailand and Japan.
The annual festival, held on the 19th day of the second lunar month, features the city’s unique cultural, religious and communal characteristics.
Visitors to the event will have a chance to take part in offering ceremonies, a chess festival, calligraphy performances, boat races, photo, and painting exhibitions, among others.
The festival is aimed at honouring Quan The Am, or Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, while praying for peace and prosperity.