Kite Cultures

South America

In a continent as large as South America, many local kite traditions exist, but the most well known is the fighting-kite culture of Brazil. The...
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Taiwan

Taiwan presents the interesting example of a region where a kite culture –...
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Thailand

Kite flying as a sport has been popular in Thailand for at least the last 700 years....
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The Middle East

The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and North Africa. It encompasses the countries of Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Saudi...
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United States

Kite tradition in the United States rests squarely upon the shoulders of Benjamin Franklin and his experiment to prove that lightning was “...
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Vietnam

The musical kites of Vietnam are a single, symmetrical wing, much like the Pechukan of Bali, equipped...
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Highest Altitude for a Single Kite – On April 12, 2000, Richard Synergy flew a kite which he had designed and constructed to an altitude of 4,422 meters (14,509 ft) above take-off point. The kite had a total surface area of 25 square meters (270 ft). Synergy traveled to Northern Canada in order to fly the kite in an area that allowed kite flying to such extreme altitudes.