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Tam Thanh Beach to host int’l kite festival

Update: April, 11/2017 - 17:20
Pristine: Tam Thanh beach near Tam Kỳ City in Quảng Nam Province. VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NAM — More than a 100 craftsmen from Canada, the US, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, China and Việt Nam will take part in the International Kite Festival in Tam Thanh commune on June 5-9.

Vice chairman of the Tam Thanh People’s Committee, Lê Ngọc Ty, said the craftsmen from eight countries and territories will bring their handmade kites and demonstrate the traditional craft on the pristine beaches of Quảng Nam Province.

He said the craftsmen will demonstrate kite-making skills, kite decoration and kite flying.

Several folk games, sports events and beach games will also be held on the beach during the festival and continued throughout the summer break.

Ty said the kite festival is part of a series of activities under the auspices of the 2017 Quảng Nam Heritage Festival that is being held in many cities and districts of the province throughout June.

He said the commune and Tam Kỳ City are also hosting an exhibition on the seas and islands of Việt Nam, traditional folk performances of central Việt Nam, and a demonstration of the nation’s UNESCO-recognised intangible heritages.

Tam Thanh Commune, 10km east of Tam Kỳ City, is known as the first locale in Việt Nam to have colourful murals painted on its moss-covered walls by artists from several foreign countries. The murals attract 500 tourists each day to the commune. — VNS




Traditional craft: An octopus-shaped kite at a competiton held on Cửa Đại Beach in Quảng Nam Province. VNS Photo Công Thành
Up and away: A craftsman flies his kite at a competition in Hội An. An international kite festival will be held on Tam Thanh Beach in Quảng Nam Province on June 5-9. VNS Photo Công THành

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