China News Service, Huzhou, May 3 (Reporter Shi Zinan) On the 3rd, the sun was shining and the breeze was gentle.

Bishal Thapa (Flying Dragon) from Nepal stands on the top of Qinlao Village, Moganshan Town, Deqing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province.

  "Standing at a high place overlooking the beautiful scenery, breathing fresh air, there is nothing to worry about. When flying in the air, this feeling is stronger." As the captain of the Nepalese national paraglider team, Feilong likes all things that are full of challenges and is full of life. Love and curiosity.

  In 1991, Feilong was born in an ordinary family in Pokhara, Nepal.

Living in one of the world's top three paragliding sanctuaries, he has seen colorful paragliders flying in the air for as long as he can remember.

This scene planted a "flying dream" in his heart.

Photo by Feilong and his paraglider equipment by Shi Zinan 

  In 2012, Feilong officially began to learn paragliding.

"I'm not afraid at all after my feet are off the ground. It feels like a dream come true. I really fly." Talking about his first solo flight, he had a big smile on his face.

  With talent and hard work, Feilong quickly rose to prominence in the industry, becoming the silver medalist in the men's team paragliding at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.

In 2020, he and his wife came to China and chose to settle in Moganshan after traveling to several cities.

  "The weather, mountains and other conditions here are very suitable for the development of paragliding. Besides paragliding, there are also hiking, cross-country running, mountain biking, kayaking, etc. There are many forms of sports and the atmosphere is also very good." Feilong Say.

Photo of Feilong watering vegetables by Shi Zinan 

  In recent years, with the continuous development of the sports industry, paragliders have gradually entered the homes of ordinary people.

Zhejiang also clearly proposed to speed up the construction of air tourism, flight camps, aviation experience, training bases and other projects.

Feilong is now a paraglider instructor.

  "When the weather is good, I have to fly with more than 10 people a day. Watching them from the beginning of the tension gradually become relaxed and enjoyable, I feel a special sense of accomplishment." Feilong hopes that he can use his profession to make gliding Umbrella culture spreads out.

  He said that paragliding seems to be an individual sport, but it is actually a process of mutual cooperation between people, "No pilot can fly alone, only two or more pilots travel together to ensure everyone's safety. "

  After coming to China, Feilong believes that the interaction between pilots and paragliders is similar to Tai Chi, a state in which people and nature are in close contact and interdependent.

"Paragliding taught me how to enjoy nature and be in awe of it at the same time," he said.

  In 2021, Feilong and his wife opened a homestay at the foot of Mogan Mountain.

They hope to use it as a platform for cultural exchanges between China and Nepal.

Photo by Feilong and his puppy Shi Zinan 

  "I hope that in the future, I can work with more excellent paraglider pilots to engage in paraglider training, and even build a new industrial chain through the 'sports + tourism' model to promote the development of the local tourism industry." Feilong said.

  After a busy day of work, Feilong likes to come to his vegetable greenhouse for a walk and enjoy the leisurely rural life.

  "Next, we also hope to show our daily life to the outside world through various online platforms, and attract more young people to return to the countryside. Because only when young people come back will the countryside become vibrant and develop better. ." Feilong said.

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