First paragliding festival in Ly Son to open in June

Thursday, 2019-05-09 17:34:42
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Illustrative image. (Photo: Hanoi Paragliding Club)
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NDO – A paragliding festival will be take place on Thoi Loi mountain, on Ly Son Island, Quang Ngai province, for the first time, from June 21 to 25.

Co-organised by Hanoi Paragliding Club, the Quang Ngai provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, the festival is one of the activities to mark 30 years since the re-establishment of Quang Ngai province; responding to the second Ly Son Culture Tourism Week; and contributing to affirming the island sovereignty and promoting tourism.

The take-off point is located on the top of Thoi Loi mountain, Ly Son island, one of the five dormant volcanoes on the island, with a height of nearly 170m above sea level.

The festival is expected to attract 100 Vietnamese and foreign pilots, mainly from paragliding clubs across the country including Hanoi Paragliding Club, Vietwings Hanoi, Dong Bac Paragliding, News Sky Paragliding, Da Nang Paragliding and Saigon Paragliding. In addition, the organising board also sent an invitation to a number of foreign athletes from Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia and Japan.

In particular, most of the cost of meals, vacations and travel for the participants during the competition will be covered by the organising board

The festival aims to provide travellers with opportunities to see the island's beauty from above and offer a more diverse range of tourist activities.