Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

By Giang Huy   May 17, 2020 | 09:50 am GMT+7
With social distancing restrictions eased, kites have returned to Hanoi skies in large numbers in the Starlake (Tay Ho Tay) urban town area.
Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

The kites are flown every afternoon from a large open space with wild grass.

The Starlake urban town project, invested by South Korea's Daewoo E&C, covers 186 hectares in Xuan La Ward of Tay Ho District, Nghia Do Ward of Cau Giay District, and Xuan Tao & Co Nhue Ward of Bac Tu Liem District.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

Many families bring their children here to play and have a good time together.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

Vendors quick to spot a demand reach the spot regularly, selling kites for VND120,000-140,000 ($5-6) each.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

"Today I took my daughter here to enjoy fresh air and flying kites, to get her away from smartphones for a while with some physical activities,” said Linh, a resident of Bac Tu Liem District.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

Kids can run and play freely here, and flying kites adds to the enjoyment after a long Covid-19 provoked shutdown.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

This large open area with wood fences is ideal for flying kites.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

In the summer, kite-flying is a favored activity and hobby across all age groups in the capital city.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

Experienced people know how to gauge the wind and adjust direction to get the kites to fly really high.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

A mother flies a kite as her child watches them soar against a setting sun.

Kites fly high as Hanoi unwinds amidst Covid-19 respite

Ardent enthusiasts keep flying their kites in the sky even after it has turned dark and the skies have turned a crimson red.

 
 
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