Diving into the Da Nang sky

By Nguyen Dong   June 27, 2018 | 06:17 pm PT
Paragliding competition in central coastal city attracted 60 athletes from Vietnam and other countries. 

The skies of Da Nang wore a colorful look as individuals and teams from several countries participated in a paragliding contest between June 22-24, taking off from a 600m high point in the Son Tra Peninsula and gliding 2.5 kilometers to Tho Quang Beach.

A contestant takes off.

A contestant takes off.

This years contest also welcomed teams from Japan, Laos, Thailand, South Korea and Germany.

This year’s contest welcomed teams from Germany, Japan, Laos, South Korea and Thailand, apart from the host team.

Paragliders are flying on top of Linh Ung pagoda.

Paragliders fly over the famous Lady Buddha’s state in Linh Ung pagoda.

Soaring like birds in the air.

A contestant steers his glider to go around a mountain.

Athletes glide above the deep blue ocean and green forests.

One of the paragliders goes past a lush green forest.

Pilots line up in the sky, forming a formation.

It was difficult for viewers from the ground to tell which pilot was in the lead. 

Terrific view of the city from above.

All contestants were able to enjoy a bird's eye view of the city.

A contestant arrived at the finish line at Tho Quang Beach.A contestant arrived at the finish line at Tho Quang Beach.

A contestant makes a smooth landing at the finish line in Tho Quang Beach.

The fun is doubled when two people fly together.

The contest had a category for couples.

A pilot collected his parachute after a happy landing.

A pilot collects her parachute after a happy landing.

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