Photo credit: The Thao&Van Hoa (Sports&Culture) newspaper
Mu Cang Chai District in the northwestern province of Yen Bai offers one of the most stunning landing points for paragliders: Lim Mong Village.
In the H’Mong language, Lim means “village” and Mong stands for the H’Mong ethnic people. Lim Mong enchants thousands of tourists in the fall for its beautiful, yellow rice terraces. In recent years, it has become a favorite spot for paragliding contests.
Paragliders alight from the top of the Khau Pha mountain pass. From an altitude of 1,200 meters, they have the chance to enjoy the spectacular terraced rice paddies, the grand mountains and forests and small winding roads.
Many international pilots who took part in paragliding contests in Khau Pha said it is among the most beautiful flying spots in the world.