Paragliding festival to return to Yen Bai next month

Created 31 August 2018
  • PDF
Editor Choice
Share
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)
The annual paragliding festival themed “Flying in the yellow season” will return to the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai from September 21 to 23.

Paragliding festival to return to Yen Bai next month, entertainment events, entertainment news, entertainment activities, what’s on, Vietnam culture, Vietnam tradition, vn news, Vietnam beauty, news Vietnam, Vietnam news, Vietnam net news, vietnamnet news

Paragliding festival to return to Yen Bai next month, entertainment events, entertainment news, entertainment activities, what’s on, Vietnam culture, Vietnam tradition, vn news, Vietnam beauty, news Vietnam, Vietnam news, Vietnam net news, vietnamnet news

The paragliding festival themed “Flying in the yellow season” will be held in Yen Bai from September 21 to 23

Hoang Mong Long, head of the Vietwings Hanoi Paragliding Club, said the festival is held in Mu Cang Chai district during the ripe rice season every year. 

He noted that the event will be organised on a larger scale this year so that it can become a national event in the near future. It expects to attract 200 Vietnamese and foreign pilots, along with 150 tourists joining the paragliders in flight.

Visitors to the festival can join pilots and local residents in making creative costumes and accessories. The six ones with the most unique costumes will win the chance to paraglide and enjoy the local terraced rice fields – the most beautiful of its kind in Vietnam, according to the organisers.

The “Flying in the yellow season” festival is part of a series of activities taking place in the Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields.

It was first held in Mu Cang Chai district in 2013 with the participation of over 30 paragliders. Notably, the number of visitors soared from about 1,000 in 2013 to over 14,000 in 2017.

Luong Thi Xuyen, Vice Chairwoman of the Mu Cang Chai People’s Committee, said that since realising the festival’s potential for promoting culture and developing sustainable tourism, the district has organised another paragliding festival themed “Flying over rising water on terraced paddies” in May since 2017.

Mu Cang Chai has 500ha of rice terraces cultivated for centuries by the Mong ethnic minority people in La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and De Xu Phinh communes. Local terraces are among the 2,500ha recognised as a national heritage site in 2007 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. 

The locality is about 1,000m above sea level, making it impossible to adopt rice farming methods from delta regions. Local residents grow rice in terraced fields to prevent water flowing downhill. 

Terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai are beautiful all year round. Visitors in March can see glittering ponds before locals plant rice seedlings from April to May. After May, the hills are covered in green until the fields start to turn yellow with ripe rice in early September. During the harvest in October, the golden rice fields stand out amidst green forests.–

 

Source: VNA  - Bridge

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Hue to host the 2018 Tea Masters Cup International

The event aims to honor tea industry professionals and aid their career growth and professional development.

» Exhibition features artistic photos on homeland’s seas and islands

A photo exhibition has been opened at Hanoi’s Temple of Literature to introduce 200 photos from a contest on the theme of the homeland’s seas and islands.

» Vietnamese designer highlighted at ASEAN fashion event

Designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam has opened a fashion show at the Council of ASEAN Fashion Designers event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
loading...

Popular News Categories:

- Asia & Asean  |  EU & Russia  |  America

- Facts  |  Urban  |  Faculty  |  Environment

- Business  |  Finance  |  Market Health

- Destination  |  Cuisine  |  Arts Music

- Cinema  |  Soccer  |  Sports  |  IT & Internet