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Excursion: Bá Dương Nội Village (Annual Kite Festival) – Part 2

April 30, 2018 @ 12:15 PM - 5:00 PM

kite festival


Bá Dương Nội village is a 1,000 year-old kite making village; generations have kept this tradition alive. The kites are made in the shapes of crescent moons or boats, attached to wooden flutes. The wind passes through the flutes making lovely soft melodies.  The village dates back to the 10th century Dinh dynasty. Ba Duong Noi has a reputation as one of Vietnam’s main kite flying centres.  The village annual kite festival his held on the 15th day of the 3rd Lunar month. This year it falls on 30 April in the solar calendar. This is the main festival day. The festival attracts international kite flying competitors and is a culturally interesting and exciting event to see.

Meet: Outside of the Pan Pacific Hotel, on Yên Phụ Rd, at the corner of Thanh Niên Rd

Outline plan based on festival schedule

Please have lunch beforehand – we will not be stopping for lunch on the way but will go straight to the village

12.15pm           depart Hanoi, arrive Ba Duong Noi Village

12noon-2pm      Kite making contestants apply for the kite flying contest

2pm-afternoon   Kite festival opening ceremony

Kite flying activities/competition

Join the locals as the kites are flown

5pm                  Judging and winner announcements

5.30pm             depart village back to Hanoi

Meet:               Outside Pan Pacific Hotel on Yên Phụ Rd, corner of Thanh Niên Rd

Donation:        200-250,000 VND pp cost depends on how many people sign up.

Limit:               max 17 people

Contact:          Stella Ciorra; stella@fvheritage.org (01662 979 605)
Please provide your mobile number when registering.

Notes:              FVH will provide some bottled water for the mini bus



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April 30, 2018
12:15 PM - 5:00 PM
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Stella Ciorra
Nguyen Phuong Loan