***PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. DETAILS BELOW***
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; email@example.com (01662 979 605)
Please provide your mobile number when registering.
Notes: FVH will provide some bottled water for the mini bus