On my walk over to Voi Phuc, I pass another small temple and stop in to see what I can find and I visit a beautiful, small, well-maintained temple.
Short temple visit
The path to Voi Phuc Temple is along the Song To Lich river through the city and, as I leave the river toward the temple on its right bank, the parade is just beginning at the temple entrance.
Along the river to the temple
As I walk through the streets around the temple and the zoo, I meet the parade winding back through the streets of the city.
Temple parade continues
I walk down the narrow streets through which the parade has just wound its way, with burning incense and offerings on tables outside the shops and homes of the neighborhood.
Streets of the parade
Offering along the way
As the parade ends at the temple, I enter and find great displays and alters in one one of the most visited temples in Hanoi, along with the remnants of the parade. The temple grounds, on Lake Thu Li, are spectacular.
Inside the temple
The Voi Phuc Temple is truly beautiful and fascinating. Arriving as the festival parade travels through the local area adds even more to the wonder of this visit.