Through the lens: Go fly a kite!

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

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The sky in HCM City’s District 2 is filled with colourful kites of different types, sizes and shapes. 


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

Visitors can see hundreds of kites of different types, shapes and sizes flying above empty land lots on Kim Cuong (Diamond) Island in District 2, near a bridge that links Mai Chi Tho Highway with Thanh My Loi residential area.

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

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Kids continue to fly their kites even after the sun sets. 


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People can buy kites in the areas, priced at tens of thousands of dong to hundreds of thousands of dong.


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.

Other kite flying areas, which include empty land lots for sale in districts 2, 7, 8, Hoc Mon, Binh Chanh and Thu Duc, attract hundreds of people at weekends. 

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Some people try to pull a big kite with an image of Vietnam. 


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Horse and lizard-shaped kites impress viewers.


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Kids look at beautiful kites in the sky. — VNS Photos Ngoc Diep


by Ngoc Diep

Source: VNS

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