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Through the lens: Go fly a kite!

Update: April, 03/2019 - 21:18

The sky in HCM City’s District 2 is filled with colourful kites of different types, sizes and shapes. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
Viet Nam News

by Ngọc Diệp

HCM CITY —  In recent weeks, HCM City residents have been spending time flying kites in the late afternoon to evening after they finish work.

Flying kites is a traditional folk activity of the Vietnamese. It has become a favourite entertainment activity of citizens in recent years.

Kids continue to fly their kites even after the sun sets. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
People can buy kites in the areas, priced at tens of thousands of đồng to hundreds of thousands of đồng. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp

Visitors can see hundreds of kites of different types, shapes and sizes flying above empty land lots on Kim Cương (Diamond) Island in District 2, near a bridge that links Mai Chí Thọ Highway with Thạnh Mỹ Lợi residential area.

Couples, family and friends visit to enjoy fly kites or just watch all the colourful activity.

Some people try to pull a big kite with an image of Việt Nam. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
Horse and lizard-shaped kites impress viewers. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp

From 4pm to 6pm, many people gather to show their kite flying skills to visitors. Professionals and amateurs of all ages gather at the park.

The number of kite flyers and viewers has risen significantly recently, enabling kite sellers to earn a good income.

Kids look at beautiful kites in the sky. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp

Other kite flying areas, which include empty land lots for sale in districts 2, 7, 8, Hóc Môn, Bình Chánh and Thủ Đức, attract hundreds of people at weekends. — VNS


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