Paragliding festival kicks off in Yen Bai
Update: Sep 19, 2016
Parachutes are flying over ripening rice fields at Khau Pha pass, signaling the opening of a culture and tourism week highlighting terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai District in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.

The paragliding festival has been held by Mu Cang Chai district in conjunction with the Vietwings Ha Noi Parachuting Club and the Northern Aviation Club since 2012.

This year’s event sees the participation of nearly 100 paragliders from seven domestic and foreign clubs.

Khau Pha, about 1,200 metres above sea level, provides a breathtaking view of stunning natural scenery. It is rated as one of the four most beautiful paragliding sites in Viet Nam and among the top five most beautiful flying spots in the world.

The Culture-Tourism Week of Mu Cang Chai Terraced Rice Fields 2016 aims to honour and promote the values of the terraced paddy fields and ethnic peoples’ culture in the locality.