Hotline: +84 983 822 192 (Ms.Jennifer Nguyen)

Vietnam to hold its first balloon festival

Vietnam to hold its first balloon festival The Ministry of National Defence has allowed Binh Thuan province to host the first Vietnam balloon festival, in 2012, said Ngo Minh Chinh, director of the provincial department of culture, sports and tourism.

The event is scheduled to take place from April 26 to May 1 in the skies over Phan Thiet City and Hoa Thang commune at the altitude of 150m to 500m.

The festival is expected to attract the participation of 20-30 balloons of level 7, controlled by about 50 pilots from countries such as Indonesia, Japan, Germany, France and Belgium.

During the daytime, balloons will be flown within the observation range of viewers. At night, the flying team will perform lantern effects.

All the costs for the festival will be covered by Chien Thang Company based in Ho Chi Minh City.

This is the first event of its kind to be held in Vietnam.

Once successful, the festival will be held annually in Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan province. (Source: VNA)

Other Vietnam Travel News

A beautiful sunset on Phu Quoc seen from Cau Temple
VN’s precious archaeology on show
Assessment on Foreign Assistance for Vietnam’s Tourism 2000-2011
International Colloquium on Vietnam Archaeology
HCM City to host 2012 cherry blossom festival
Kon Tum province villages equipped with gongs
A party of colors at Pha Long market
Phu Tho prepares for Hung Kings’ Temple Festival
Danang to join Vancouver’s fireworks competition
Traditional ceramics trade revitalised in Hue


Vietnam Tour Packages


Vietnam Cruise Tours


Vietnam Popular Tours


Planning Your Trips


Mekong Cruise Specials

© Bamboo Travel Corporation, International Tour Operator License No. 01-245/ TCDL
Head Office: Room 301, No. 406/51, Cong Hoa Road, Ward 13, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Email:, Tel: +84 8 3811 6800, Fax: +84 8 3811 6820
Representative office in Hanoi: No. 75, Lane 49, Huynh Thuc Khang, Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi. Tel: +84 4 3974 8776