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22/06/2021 - 14:23

SUP surfing and swimming for cooling off on Huong River 

Previously, due to the regulations for COVID-19 pandemic prevention, many people could not come to the area of the Huong River to swim or to go jogging in the park. From our observations, people often choose the section from Da Vien Bridge to Phu Xuan Bridge on the Huong River for surfing SUP and swimming.

Local people surf SUP on the Huong River late in the evening

In the morning, people come to this river session early than 5 a.m., and after 5:30 pm in the late afternoon. Beside using the service of renting SUP and life jackets, many families also buy for themselves their tools for swimming. “Since the regulations of pandemic prevention have been loosened, I take my family out here every late afternoon for surfing SUP, swimming, and relaxing,”,  shared Mr. Nguyen Van Lan (Phuong Duc Ward, Hue city). Some people said that Huong River water is not only clean but also cool.

Most people coming to the Huong River for swimming are aware of abiding by pandemic prevention measures. Furthermore, the SUP and life jackets rental units also arrange lifeboats to stay on duty during the time the customers are using their service.

In addition to the above river section, there is also SUP surfing service towards the upstream section passing through Kim Long and Huong Long. This activity attracts a great number of local people living nearby coming to swim for cooling off.

Following are the pictures taken by Thua Thien Hue Online:

A family with their own SUP

Many people feel at ease to surf SUP and swim in the river after a long day facing hot weather

In addition to SUP surfing, many adults also take their children here for swimming

Many others choose to swim in the middle of the river

Going swimming but still abiding by pandemic preventive measures

The children find it elated when indulging themselves in the cool water of the Huong River

The river section from Da Vien Bridge to Phu Xuan Bridge is the favorite place for swimming of many people

As the afternoon goes on, more and more people come to the river for swimming

A man soaking himself leisurely in the river water

By N. Minh

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