International Paragliding Competition 2019 kicks off

by VTV430 November 2019 Last updated at 17:46 PM

Comments0 - World-leading paragliders are now ready for the Putaleng XC Open 2019, an international cross-country paragliding competition that kicked off on Friday in Vietnam's northern province of Lai Chau.

Eighty contestants from twelve countries and territories are participating in the event. They will have to start from Sì Thâu Chải Village, a tourist attraction of the Dao ethnic group at 1,400 metres above the sea level. Paragliders are going to fly for 40km, going through twenty locations before landing at the stadium of Tam Đường District in Lai Chau. What each of them can achieve in this competition will determine their international ranking. Beside paragliding, many cultural and sport activities by local residents and artists will take place during this occasion.