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World’s longest kite soars in Chongqing

Updated: Apr 5,2015 4:00 PM     chinadaily.com.cn

A 6,000-meter-long kite took flight in the skies in Wulong county, Southeast China’s Chongqing municipality on April 4, 2015.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

The dragon shaped kite, the world’s longest, kicked off the International Kite Flying Festival on Saturday. The 2015 Wulong International Kite Flying Festival attracted kite flyers from 13 countries and regions. The dragon-shaped wonder was made up of 2,000 pieces, each printed with the characters “Chinese Dream”. It took six to eight hours to release the entire kite into the sky. The record-breaking kite is longer than the current longest kite Guinness World Record holder, which is 5,000-meters-long.

A kite flyer flies releases the world’s longest kite during the 2015 Wulong International Kite Flying Festival.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

Giant kites take flight during the 2015 Wulong International Kite Flying Festival.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

The 2015 Wulong International Kite Flying Festival attracted many local citizens. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

Various kites of all shapes and sizes fly into the sky during the 2015 Wulong International Kite Flying Festival.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

A foreign visitor flies his own kite during the 2015 Wulong International Kite Flying Festival.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

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