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Lai Châu Province to host paragliding tournament

LAI CHÂU – About 100 paragliders will join the Putaleng Long Distance Paragliding Tournament 2021 as part of the Lai Chau Tourism-Culture set in November in the northern province of Lai Chau.

Local authorities aim to advertise the province's tourism sector in the program under the title 'Lai Chau – Magnificient in Landscape and Diverse in Cultural Identity.  

Lai Châu Province to host paragliding tournament

A paraglider flies over Putaleng Mountain in last year's tournament. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Oanh

Various events will take place in Phong Thổ and Tam Đường districts during the event. The opening ceremony will occur in the People’s Square. A street festival, a long-distance bicycle race, an exhibition of orchids, and an agricultural product exhibition are other highlights.

The paragliding tournament will gather some 100 flyers over three days, who will take off at Sì Thầu Chải Village, 1,400m above sea level.

The village is located on Putaleng Mountain, in the range of Hoang Lien Sơn, which has been dubbed as the second-highest roof in Indochina with a height of 3,049m, after Fansipan, which is located in the border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces and is 3,143m above sea level.

The tournament is hosted by the local Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Viet Wings – Yen Bai Club.

This will be the third time Lai Chau has hosted such a tournament.

The tournament organizers also aim to turn Lai Chau into a national destination for international and domestic paragliders to train and compete.

The program will also host a traditional market, a night market at tourism destinations like Glass Bridge – Cloud Dragon Tourism Site, Ô Quý Hồ Tourism Site, Sì Thầu Chải Village, Lao Chải 1 Village, Thẳm Village, Vang Pheo Village, and Sin Suối Hồ Village. VNS

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