Hà Nội to host hot air balloon festival

March 24, 2022 - 14:38

This weekend, visitors can admire colourful hot air balloons at many locations in Hà Nội.

A hot air balloon festival took place at Ecopark Hà Nội in 2015. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

HÀ NỘI  Visitors can admire colourful hot air balloons at many locations across Hà Nội this weekend,

The city's tourism authority will collaborate with the Chiến Thắng Company (VMG) to fly 22 enormous hot air balloons at the Long Biên longan garden, the area along the Red River, the foot of Vĩnh Tuy Bridge and  Long Biên District at 8.30am tomorrow.

In Hoàn Kiếm District, the organiser will introduce low-flying hot air balloons in the area of the Octagonal House and on Đinh Tiên Hoàng Street, including 10 level-one hot air balloons (10m high) and one level-seven hot air balloon (22m high).

The event is part of "Hà Nội Tourism 2022", with the theme "Get on Hà Nội 2022" taking place from March 25-27 to celebrate the reopening of tourism, and welcome international tourists back to the capital.

On the same day, three tourism products with hot air balloons will also be introduced to the public, with the highlight being the experience of flying in hot air balloons to see the city from above.

The second event is “Get on Hà Nội – Night of Dreams”, a sparkling night with 22 hot air balloons silhouetted against the Red River. The event takes place at 7pm on Saturday, March 26, promising to bring many unforgettable experiences for visitors.

Finally, visitors can experience the inside of a hot air balloon. A multi-coloured hot air balloon placed on the ground will be inflated like a giant house to welcome visitors.

Many other activities will also be organised, such as the art installation space "Tiger 2022 - Get on Hà Nội" by film director Nghiêm Nhan, and the photo exhibition "Spring Hà Nội - Get on Hà Nội" by several renowned photographers. — VNS