Vietnam’s largest kite festival comes to a close
Update: Mar 29, 2009
The International Kite Festival, held in Vung Tau, concluded on March 29 and was recognised as the country’s largest by the Vietnam Record Book Centre.

The three-day festival, themed Vu Dieu Bien Dong (The East Sea Dance) attracted kite artisans and connoisseurs from 17 countries and territories, including Australia, the UK, US, Germany and Thailand.

The “largest kite” award went to New Zealand, while host Vietnam was awarded for most traditional kites and member enthusiasm.

The UK took the prize for the richest collection, while “longest kite” went to Indonesia

As many as 20,000 tourists at home and abroad attended the event.