First Puteleng paragliding competition kicked off in Lai Chau

Friday, 2019-11-29 17:51:12
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Paragliders will fly from Si Thau Chai community tourism village in Ho Thau commune, on the peak of Putaleng mountain and then land at a stadium in Tam Duong district. (Photo: NDO/Tran Anh Tuan)
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NDO – The Open Putaleng Paragliding Tournament 2019 was opened in Tam Duong district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on November 29.

This is the first paragliding tournament held in Vietnam by the paragliding club Vietwings and Lai Chau province.

The event attracted the participation of more than 80 athletes from 12 countries and territories such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and others.

Paragliders will fly from Si Thau Chai community tourism village in Ho Thau commune, on the peak of Putaleng mountain and then land at a stadium in Tam Duong district.

Standing at 3,049m, Putaleng in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range is Vietnam's second highest peak after Fansipan (3,143 m).

Addressing the opening ceremony, Chairman of Lai Chau provincial People’s Committee Tran Tien Dung hoped that through the competition, athletes will feel the beauty of Lai Chau and introduce to international friends.

He expected that the event will become an annual tournament, attracting more international athletes and tourists to Lai Chau.

The tournament will run until December 1.