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Dozens of tents float in sky like kites during strong winds at tourist hotspot in China

Moment scores of tents float in the sky like kites after being swept up by strong winds at tourist hotspot in China

  • Around 50 tents sent flying above the Wugongshan National Geological Park
  • Popular tourist attraction is on Wugong Mountain in Pingxiang, south-east China
  • Vendors failed to peg down their tents, allowing high winds to lift them up 


This is the moment dozens of tents were sent flying into the air after street vendors failed to fasten them with pegs at an event in China.

Footage from October 1 shows up to 50 multicoloured tents soaring like kites as onlookers gaze upwards and point.

The strange sight was captured at the Wugongshan National Geological Park – a tourist hotspot near the city of Pingxiang in the south-eastern province of Jiangxi.

Footage from October 1 shows scores of multi-coloured tents flying like kites as onlookers gaze up at them and point

The moment was captured at the Wugongshan National Geological Park - a tourist hotspot near the city of Pingxiang in the south-eastern province of Jiangxi

The moment was captured at the Wugongshan National Geological Park – a tourist hotspot near the city of Pingxiang in the south-eastern province of Jiangxi

Tourists shared footage of the moment on social media with laughing emojis in the captions.

Tourists shared footage of the moment on social media with laughing emojis in the captions.

Strong winds can be seen and heard in the clip, as Chinese flags flutter furiously in the blustery conditions.

Tourists shared footage of the moment on social media with laughing emojis in the captions.  

The incident occurred at the beginning of National Day, during Golden Week, an annual Chinese holiday that lasts between seven and eight days.

Members of staff at the scenic spot told local media that merchants selling tents had failed to peg them down when setting out their stock and the strong winds had lifted them up into the air.

They said they staff had urged the tent merchants to ensure that their wares were properly secured after a similar incident took on May 1.

The Wugong Mountain range comprises of granite, limestone, and gneiss and has long been a popular tourist attraction. 

The tornado damaged 50 homes in Huludao city in China's northeastern province of Liaoning, as well as ripping out trees. One person was taken to hospital for treatment following the storm

The tornado damaged 50 homes in Huludao city in China’s northeastern province of Liaoning, as well as ripping out trees. One person was taken to hospital for treatment following the storm

The tornado smashed windows and ripped off balconies from this apartment complex

The tornado smashed windows and ripped off balconies from this apartment complex 

It is not the first time this year that fierce winds in eastern China have hit the headlines. 

On August 25, some 50 homes were damaged when a terrifying twister collided with buildings in Huludao city, in China’s northeastern province of Liaoning.

Footage filmed by a resident from inside their flat showed the air column rapidly gaining strength as it spiralled closer, sweeping debris up into the air.

The tornado lasted for about a minute but damaged more than 50 houses, uprooted trees, and knocked over street lights. 

One person was injured and was sent to the hospital for treatment.

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