Khau Pha Paragliding Festival opens

The Khau Pha Paragliding Festival opened at Khau Pha mountain pass in Mu Cang Chai District in the northwestern province of Yen Bai on September 23.

Paragliding performance at Khau Pha mountain pass (Photo: VNA)

Paragliding performance at Khau Pha mountain pass (Photo: VNA)

Around 111 local and foreign paragliders took part in the event as part of the Muong Lo Tourism and Culture Week and a festival highlighting terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai District.
The festival themed "Flying over ripening rice fields" aims to honor the scenic Mu Cang Chai terraced fields and promote its tourism potential and unique cultural characteristics of ethnic minorities in the northwestern region
Yen Bai province, about 200 km from Hanoi, is home to a number of ethnic minority groups. Khau Pha mountain pass and Mu Cang Chai District are some of the most attractions in the province.
Khau Pha mountain pass, at an altitude of about 1,200 meters above sea level, is one of the four most beautiful paragliding sites in Viet Nam. The 30km-long pass running from Van Chan to Mu Cang Chai district has attracted tourists with magnificent mountain views and pure air.
Meanwhile Mu Cang Chai has beautiful terraced fields, charming visitors especially in the ripening rice season.
The paragliding festival runs until September 24.

By NGOC MINH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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