Flying over sea and mountains

Eighty paragliders from Vietnam and Laos joined the Da Nang Open Paragliding Championship 2019 in the central city of Da Nang on July 27.

Da Nang Open Paragliding Championship 2019 is themed 'Bay tren Tien Sa,' literally meaning 'Flying over Tien Sa' (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang Open Paragliding Championship 2019 is themed 'Bay tren Tien Sa,' literally meaning 'Flying over Tien Sa' (Photo: VNA)

Athletes start at the top of Son Tra Mountain, which is 693m above sea level, and land on Tho Quang Beach (Photo: VNA)

Athletes start at the top of Son Tra Mountain, which is 693m above sea level, and land on Tho Quang Beach (Photo: VNA)

The top of Son Tra Mountain is considered to be among the most beautiful flying destinations in Vietnam, making Son Tra Peninsula an ideal spot for paragliders (Photo: VNA)<br />

The top of Son Tra Mountain is considered to be among the most beautiful flying destinations in Vietnam, making Son Tra Peninsula an ideal spot for paragliders (Photo: VNA)

The paragliding contest is aimed at examining the technical capability of Son Tra as a paragliding destination (Photo: VNA)<br />

The paragliding contest is aimed at examining the technical capability of Son Tra as a paragliding destination (Photo: VNA)

The contest is expected to encourage the development of the sport in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)<br />

The contest is expected to encourage the development of the sport in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

The contest is expected to encourage the development of the sport in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)<br />

The contest is expected to encourage the development of the sport in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

 
Paragliding has been gaining attention from Vietnamese athletes because of the beauty of the sky and the opportunity to admire the breathtaking scenery of the sea, mountains and nature from a panoramic view (Photo: VNA)

Paragliding has been gaining attention from Vietnamese athletes because of the beauty of the sky and the opportunity to admire the breathtaking scenery of the sea, mountains and nature from a panoramic view (Photo: VNA)

Athletes start the competition at Son Tra peninsula, one of the famous tourist destinations in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Athletes start the competition at Son Tra peninsula, one of the famous tourist destinations in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

The contest is expected to encourage the development of the sport in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

The contest is expected to encourage the development of the sport in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Paragliding has been gaining attention from Vietnamese athletes because of the beauty of the sky and the opportunity to admire the breathtaking scenery of the sea, mountains and nature from a panoramic view (Photo: VNA

Paragliding has been gaining attention from Vietnamese athletes because of the beauty of the sky and the opportunity to admire the breathtaking scenery of the sea, mountains and nature from a panoramic view (Photo: VNA

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