National paragliding contest opens in Quang Ninh

Sunday, 2018-07-15 15:04:56
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A paraglider in action during the contest which kicked off in the mountainous district of Hoanh Bo in the northern province of Quang Ninh on July 14. (Photo: baoquangninh.com.vn)
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NDO - A paragliding contest kicked off in Son Duong commune, in the mountainous district of Hoanh Bo in the northern province of Quang Ninh on July 14, as part of the National Tourism Year Ha Long - Quang Ninh 2018.

The event, which is co-organised by the Vietnam Sports Administration and the provincial Department of Culture and Sports, has attracted the participation of 81 paragliders from nine clubs nationwide.

The venues for the flights are in Vuon Cau hamlet in Son Duong and Deo Doc hamlet in Dong Lam commune.

The paragliders start in the area near the peak of a local mountain, then fly and land in a circle located in the campus of Son Duong commune People's Committee. They will compete in an accurate landing event for individuals (men and women) and double paragliding.

Held for the first time in Quang Ninh, the event aims to affirm the potential and advantages of Hoanh Bo district in adventure sports and tourism, and attract investors in local tourism projects towards long-term, sustainable development and creating special tourism products for the district.

The contest will last until July 16.

Organisers present competition flags to the paragliding clubs joining the contest. (Photo: NDO)