Mu Cang Chai district in Yen Bai Province played host to a paragliding festival on May 25 and May 26, with the event proving popular with both local people and tourists in attendance.
Over 100 pilots and a large number of visitors joined the opening ceremony of the “Flying over rising water on terraced paddies” paragliding festival 2019 on May 25 at Khau Pha Pass, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province.
This is the third year the festival has been held in Yen Bai’s Khau Pha mountain pass of Cao Pha commune in Mu Cang Chai district, at a height of about 1,270m ASL (480m AGL), where it is renowned for being one of the top four famous mountain passes in the northwestern region for their stunning beauty.
The sunny weather allowed local people and visitors to enjoy the captivating performances of domestic and international paragliding pilots.
Those tourists, who want to have an aerial view of Mu Cang Chai’s striking landscapes, could also register to fly with the pilots.
According to Luong Thi Xuyen, Vice Chairwoman of the Mu Cang Chai District People's Committee, this year’s event took place on May 25-26 and there will be about ten pilots who will perform on every Saturday and Sunday on the following weeks.
On this occasion, Mu Cang Chai district also organized other activities, such as local product and books display, and community-tourism tours for visitors.
“Flying over rising water on terraced paddies" festival is becoming a signature product of Yen Bai tourism.
The festival was themed “Flying over rising water on terraced paddies” and was held in the Khau Pha mountain pass.
Over 100 pilots took part in the activities featured during the event, thrilling those in attendance.
This year’s event marks the third time that Mu Cang Chai district’s authorities have organised the event.
The Khau Pha pass was selected as the venue due to it being one of the nation’s longest mountain passes.
Visitors to the mountainous province of Yen Bai have the chance to experience an exhilarating ride on paragliders and take in the spectacular views from above.
Thousands of local people and tourists in attendance were thrilled by the impressive performances put on by both local and foreign paragliders.
A view of the terraced fields as seen from the Khau Pha pass. The scene from above the fields looks picturesque.
In addition to this, a festival honouring the cultural value of the Khen (panpipe) used by the Mong ethnic minority people took place.
Some of the traditional products of minority people on display