02/01/2016 09:07 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Kite festival rings in New Year

Ba Ria-Vung Tau, January 1 (VNA) – An art kite festival is being held in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on January 1 to celebrate the New Year 2016.

The two-day event draws 10 professional kite clubs together with 100 artisans from cities and provinces nationwide.

As many as 150 unique kites colour the 2.2 kilometre beach of the Grand Ho Tram Strip, a local hi-end integrated resort in Xuyen Moc district.

A highlight of the festival is the “Rokkaku kite battle” in which flyers try to knock other kites out of the sky.

Numerous locals and tourists showed their great interest in the spectacular kite displays.