Colorful hot air balloons attract tourists and residents of Ho Chi Minh City and Thu Duc to admire.
On January 22-23, the Festival of hot air balloons, yachts, and water sports activities attracted hundreds of people and tourists to participate in the Saigon River Tunnel Roof Park. This is an event to celebrate the first anniversary of Thu Duc City.
The event features 16 colorful hot air balloons that are simultaneously released into the sky in the time frames of 6 am-9 am and 3.30 pm-5.30 pm. In which 2 large aircraft fly at high altitude, 12 medium aircraft at low altitude, and 2 inflatable hot air balloons at both ends of the event stage as symbols.
In addition to the main venue of the Saigon River Tunnel Roof Park, the festival also creates conditions for residents and visitors to easily watch performances from many different areas such as the last riverside area. Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, Khanh Hoi Bridge, Nha Rong Wharf, Bach Dang Wharf, high-rise buildings overlooking Thu Thiem Tunnel Park.
Below the hot air balloon flight area, people and tourists can participate in sack jumps, lucky games, quizzes on picking early spring buds, watching art shows, and beautiful photo contests. events...
The two largest hot air balloons have a length of 22 m, using 2 gas cylinders with 2 nozzles, a basket that can carry the operator and guests.
Not only watching from below, but visitors can also get on the basket of high-altitude hot air balloons to see the city and Saigon River from above.
The atmosphere at night at the festival venue has not "cooled down", the scene is more brilliant and sparkling.
Many residents and tourists in the two cities gathered to watch hot air balloons fly at night.
In two days, the Saigon River Tunnel Park has paragliding performances, yacht parades, and many other water sports activities.
Mr. Le Truong Hien Hoa, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism expressed his wish to continue organizing more similar programs and expand the festival of Hot Air Balloon Festival, yachting, and water sports activities. Future. "We can invite international balloon crews to come here to elevate the event to a tourist attraction," he said.