|Blowing in the wind: Kites seen at the Vũng Tàu International Kite Festival. A similar festival, gathering 100 kite artisans from across the country and teams from foreign countries, will be held from April 30 to May 3 at Ecopark. – Photo vietnamonline.com|Viet Nam News
An international kite festival will take off on Saturday at Ecopark, a new urban residential area in Hưng Yên Province, about 13km from Hà Nội’s city centre.
As the biggest-ever kite festival in the North, the four-day event will draw 100 kite artisans across the country as well as teams from foreign countries, including Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
One of the top kite flyers in the world, Lâm Gia Hoắc, a Vietnamese national currently living in Canada, will treat visitors to his fine-crafted kites and skilful demonstration.
Winner of the Vũng Tàu International Kite Festival 2013, Nguyễn Trường Huy will be among the festival’s participants.
In addition to having the chance to witness 100m-long kites flying in the sky, festival-goers will be able to create their own kites under the guidance of kite artisans.
The festival will take place from 8am until 5pm daily from April 30 to May 3. — VNS