“Vietnam is ON now!”

December 02, 2019

“Putaleng XC Open 2019” – The most international paragliding tournament in Vietnam was take place successfully in Lai Chau.

“Vietnam is ON now!”/ Ph: courtesy of Vẻ đẹp du lịch Lai Châu

In recent years, the land of Tam Duong (Lai Chau) has been known as a great trekking place for those who love exploring.

Putaleng Peak – the second roof of Indochina with an elevation of 3049 meters – is a great choice not only for the trekker but also for the pilots of an unique subject: Paragliding.

From November 28, 2019 to December 1, 2019, at the peak of Putaleng was take place the first-ever Paragliding tournament held in Vietnam with the name “Putaleng XC Open 2019” in collaboration with the organization of Vietwings Paragliding Club, Lai Chau People’s Committee and Tam Duong District People’s Committee.

The tournament received considerable attention from the international Paragliding community, especially Asia when more than 50 of the 80 pilots participating in “Putaleng XC Open 2019” are international athletes from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore… On the host country, the two most notable pilots are Bach Le and Tran Hoang Kim.

“Putaleng XC Open 2019” is the first paragliding tournament in Vietnam approved by the International Aviation Sports Association (FAI) and Vietnam Aviation Sports Association (VASA) as an internationally ranked tournament category CAT2.

With the organization of the paragliding tournament in Tam Duong (Lai Chau), the organizers wish to bring the beautiful land of Tam Duong and Lai Chau beyond Vietnam borders to international sport and travel lovers.

At the same time, this will be the foundation for the development of the national paragliding tournament system in Vietnam. That also be the premise to organize the Pre-World Cup and Paragliding World Cup in Vietnam in the coming years.

Don’t miss next chance for scheduling your trip to Tam Duong to admire the colourful parachutes flying on the top of Putaleng. 

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