Since ancient times the Chinese have explored long and hard in how to fly like birds. “Chang’e Flying Towards the Moon” - a famous Chinese mythology is a great example of one of the many beautiful folk tales about humans and flying.
With the introduction of paragliding this helps people to realize their dreams of flying in the air and enjoying the beautiful feeling of being as free as a bird. So to reach for the sky simply head to the China Paragliding Training Base in Yong’anshan Mountain.
The China Paragliding Training Base in Yong’anshan Mountain is located in Fuyang District which boasts “the most picturesque mountains and waters under the sky”. The paragliding training base is the largest, best-equipped and most beautiful in Asia and in 2008 it was officially renamed by the General Administration of Sport in China as the China Paragliding Training Base.
Thanks to its advantageous location of being surrounded by a luscious landscape with mountains on three sides, the base is blessed with a west wind all year round, thus providing an efficient airstream for paragliding. Lying at an altitude of 410 meters and with a launch pad as large as 12,000 sq m, it is promised that your flight here is an experience worth sharing with your family and friends.
Opening time: All over the year (except rainy, foggy, windy days.) Address: Hangzhou Fuyang Yong’anshan Mountain China Paragliding Training Base Starting altitude: 410m Paragliding time: Approximately 7-10 minutes
How to get there:
1. Take the bus from Hangzhou Chengzhan Railway Station to Fuyang New Bus Station (富阳新车站: fu yang xin che zhan), fare: 7 RMB;
2. Take the bus from Fuyang West Bus Station to Datian (大田) Bus Station, fare: 6 RMB;
3. Take a van from Datian Bus Station to China Paragliding Training Base, fare: 50 RMB
Two-people Paragliding: 680 RMB (which includes insurance, car service from launch pad to landing area, basic instructions on how to fly a para-glider, a paragliding instructor, flying equipment, walkie talkie and sports safety)
Please make reservations at least three days in advance.
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