From April 10 to 20, people and visitors in Hue can experience the Hot-air balloon festival, watching the city from the air. The hot air balloon festival “Beauty of the ancient capital” is organized by the Department of Tourism of Thua Thien Hue province in collaboration with Hexa Company.
The number of hot air balloons performed in the festival is expected to include 10 large hot air balloons with a diameter of 25 – 28m, flying from 200 – 500m high, flying far from a radius of 3 – 5 km, can carry 2-3 tourists; and 10 mini hot air balloons 6-10 m in diameter, 10-20m high, used to perform.
In favorable weather conditions, the hot air balloon festival “Hue Ancient Capital Seen from the Sky” is open to visitors and daily experiences according to fixed time frames. Specifically, free flights: 6:30 – 7:30 and 16:30 – 17:30; Hanging and performing flights from 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm. Visitors participating in the experience can buy tickets directly at the festival area or through the Above Vietnam fanpage. Particularly with the mini hot air balloon performance, visitors are free to visit.
Participating in the hanging flight experience, visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the Hue Citadel. With the experience of free flight, if you follow the wind direction to the West, you will be able to see the relics along the Perfume River such as Thien Mu Pagoda, the mausoleums…; In the direction of the wind to the East, you can observe the downstream of the Perfume River, Tam Giang Lagoon…
For a suspended flight, the cost is 170,000 VND/person and independent flight is 5,000,000 VND/person. Balloon flights are performed by international pilots who have international degrees and certificates. In case of bad weather, which is not favorable for hanging and independent flights, the Organizing Committee will refund money to visitors who have purchased tickets.
The different highlight of this year’s hot air balloon festival is the EDM Night of Lights event taking place on the evening of June 26 at the An Dinh Palace campus with the participation of famous rappers, which will be a playground. especially for young people and visitors to Hue.