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Ho Chi Minh City’s suburban field attracts kite flyers on weekends

Monday, March 04, 2024, 15:31 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City’s suburban field attracts kite flyers on weekends
A stall sells cotton candy by a kite-flying field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

A field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City has been a gathering place for kite fyiers and people watching the aerial display on recent weekends.

The field, located about 20 kilometers from the city center, attracts participants from all walks of life for kite flying, a popular activity in Vietnam from March through the summer. 

Some of them remarked that the wind conditions have been favorable for kite flying in recent days.

Kites fly above a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Kites fly above a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Nearby, a number of vendors sold kites of various designs and sizes. 

The colorful kites, shaped like eagles, Lotso Bear, Hello Kitty, and many other fictional characters, filled the sky while groups of people relaxed on tarps and blankets, enjoying snacks and bringing along their pets.

A stall sells kites by a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

A stall sells kites by a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Some street vendors capitalized on the kite flyers by offering fried fish balls, soft drinks, cotton candy, and peeled fruits.

Pham Anh Ngan’s family, prompted by an acquaintance’s recommendation, said they found solace in the cool air and the sight of kites flying over the field. 

“Taking the children outdoors for some fresh air is better than staying at home with the phone on,” Ngan said.

People gather to fly kites at a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Families relax on tarps and enjoy snacks in a kite-flying field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Meanwhile, Minh Hai, another kite flyer, emphasized safety precautions, opting for open locations to fly kites and personally managing the activity for his child. 

He urged parents to be vigilant, keeping children away from potential dangers like power poles and residential areas.

Kites fly above a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Kites fly above a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

People gather to fly kites at a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

People gather to fly kites in a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Motorbikes parked by kite fliers at a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Motorbikes parked by kite flyers in a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

A girl prepares to fly a kite at a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

A girl prepares to fly a kite in a field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

A family relaxes on a tarp and enjoys snacks at a kite-flying field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

A family relaxes on a tarp and enjoys snacks in a kite-flying field along Nguyen Thi Danh Road in the suburban district of Hoc Mon, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Yen Trinh / Tuoi Tre

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