One of the most award-winning recreational events in Taiwan, the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, is to open on June 27 this year to decorate the sky over the indigenous land of Luye with colorful balloons designed by artists from around the world.The annual fiesta attracts hundreds of thousands of balloon lovers and holiday seekers every year to Luye, in the eastern county of Taitung, which is known for its picturesque landscape, indigenous cultural heritage and tasty traditional cuisine.
The festival has been awarded for three executive years the gold medal for festivity event in Taiwan by noted local Commonwealth magazine. It has also won the top award from several tourist organizations as the most popular tourist program.
Night Glow shows, new design balloons and happy surprises to highlight fiesta
Artistically-designed hot air balloons with balloonists from England, France, the Netherlands, the United States, Russia and Taiwan will fly over Luye sky until August 9 to cater tourists a feast to the eyes.
Programs of this year’s festival will be condensed to 44 days but with even more fun and excitement as compared with the two-month-long festival in the previous four years. The organizers guarantee “new night glow shows every week,” “new balloons every day” and “surprises everywhere” on top of the 10 fun events on different themes. The various activities are aimed at making the festival the most popular summer time recreational option for both tourists from Taiwan and abroad.
The 10 themed programs include “Sky Travel tour,” “Hot air balloon tethering rides,” “Hot air balloon Walk-in experience,” “Hot air balloon free-flying rides,” “Party of special-shaped balloons,” “Romantic moments — wedding proposal/photo-taking” etc., in addition to balloon flying demonstrations.
The organizers hope the joy, excitement and satisfaction offered by the festival will stay in the memories of the visitors who share the summer dreams on an aboriginal land of peace, beauty and creativity in Taiwan.
For more information, please visit the official website of Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.