Flying over the sea and mountains in Da Nang

By Nguyen Dong   June 26, 2017 | 09:48 am GMT+7

More than 100 paragliders from around the world joined a championship.

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The “Fly over Tien Sa 2017” event was held between June 23-25, named after the central city’s famous beach.

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The contest drew pilots from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and those from Australia, South Africa, South Korea, the U.K. and the U.S.

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The pilots took off from Son Tra, a peninsula which covers more than 4,400 hectares (10,880 acres) and is home to around 400 endangered douc langurs. The flight also offered them perfect view of the city.

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A paragliding duo

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A pilot flies over a pagoda on Son Tra peninsula.

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Finishing a flight.

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It was one of the summer events to promote tourism in Da Nang. A two-month international fireworks competition has just ended.