TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 19 June 2019 - Entering its 9th consecutive year, the Taiwan
International Balloon Festival is scheduled to take place at Luye Highlands in
Taitung from June 29th to August 12th. Hot air balloons from around the world
will be in attendance with over 40 eye-catching balloons. Some new faces will
be making an appearance at the 2019 festival including Sponge from Brazil, Peg
Leg Pete from the USA, the world-famous Mcdonald balloon and the penguins
Splash and Puddles from the UK, Smurf from Belgium, two pig-shaped balloons, and
so many more.
Taiwan International Balloon Festival kicks off at Luye Highlands
The 2019 Festival maintains its
position as the longest hot air balloon festival held in the world. The Taiwan
International Balloon Festival was named as one of the top 12 hot air balloon
festivals around the world by the Travel Channel. Adding to the attractions,
this year also features a carousel, grass skiing, and a VR experience, and
other facilities. The central theme this year is "Endless Happiness,
Playground of Dreams" and will continue with all the grandeur as previous
years - transforming Luye Highlands into a magical dreamland.
Accompanying the marvelous aerial
spectacle, nine night glow concerts will add to the festivities and light up
the skies of Taitung. These concerts present an incredible visual and audio
experience and bring the night sky to life. Some hotspots have been selected
throughout Taitung as venues for these incredible shows, such as Luye
Highlands, Sanxiantai, Dapo Lake, Taimali Dawn Park, Zhiben Hot Springs, and
for the first time, Green Island.
Additionally, magistrate April Yao stated
that Taitung is one of the top places in Taiwan for stargazing. Seven Starry
Night Concerts have been added to the agenda this year. It's a chance for the
whole family to enjoy live music accompanied by the beautiful night sky of
Taitung. The concerts will be hosted at some of the top tourist destinations in
Taitung such as King Kong Avenue, Sanxiantai, Guanshan Waterfront Park,
Jialulan Recreation Area, and more. Connecting with Starry Taitung, tourist are
invited to take a peek into the heavens.
County Government cordially invites everyone to come and experience the delight of having fun in the
clouds. You can deeply explore Taitung's slow lifestyle
and rich culture while taking part in this wonderful event.
Please visit the official
website and FB fan page for event details and latest news.
Official website: http://balloontaiwan.taitung.gov.tw/