Illustrative image (Photo: bariavungtautourism.com.vn)

Ba Ria – Vung Tau (VNA) – The International Kite Festival, themed “Dance of Peace”, was opened in Vung Tau city, the coastal province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on December 9.

The annual festival, the seventh of its kind, attracts 94 artisans, including 64 international ones from 23 nations and territories, including the US, the UK. Taiwan (China), Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Ukraine, Scotland, New Zealand, Italy, Brazil, Holland, France, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, and South Africa. The rest are from the kite clubs across the nation.

This year event features the first-time-attending kites, such as the Hoa Huong Duong (Sun Flower) Kite from Brazil, the big-sized kites from New Zealand, Germany and Switzerland, or Ngu Hanh Giao Tranh (the Fight of five basic elements), con Rong chau Tien (Dragon’s and Fairy’s descendants) from Vietnam.

During the three-day festival, international artisans will teach students how to make kites at several secondary schools in the province. -VNA