Hot Air Balloon Festival 2016

The Hot Air Balloon Festival 2016 will be organized for the first time in Thua Thien Hue Province with the participation of pilots and balloonists from nine countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, India and Vietnam. The event will gather 9 hot air balloons of 25 metres in height and 18 metres in width, which symbolizes the ninth edition of the Hue Festival. The balloon of VietJet Air (VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company) will represent Vietnam – the host country.

        This is a great chance for tourists to enjoy the aerial view of Hue City, the  Citadel, the Perfume River, Ngu Binh Mountain and suroundings from the height of 150 metres. The hot air balloons will be launched at Ham Nghi Yard inside the Citadel and landed in Phu My Commune (Phu Vang District), Tu Ha Ward (Huong Tra District) and Huong Long Ward (the city of Hue).
        The event will take place on May 4 and 5 with two different schedules: from 05:30 to 08:00 and from 17:00 to 18:30.
Hue Festival Centre
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