Hot air balloon festival brings joy to Ho Chi Minh City citizens

Sunday, 2022-01-23 16:10:28
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The hot air balloon festival takes place along the banks of the Saigon River. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – The Hot Air Balloon, Yacht and Water Sports Festival, officially opened in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, on January 22, as part of the activities to mark the first anniversary of Thu Duc’s establishment (January 1, 2021-2022).

During the two-day event, the festival featured various activities, including the show of hot air balloons, water art programmes and sports activities.

From 6-9am and 3:30-5:30pm on January 22-23, 16 hot air balloons (including two large, two stationary and 12 small ones) were gliding through the sky over the city.

Meanwhile, the paragliding performances were held from 9:30-10:30am and 4:30-5:30pm. The art programme, themed “"Impressive night", at 7pm on January 22, was the highlight of the festival.

Notably, a yacht parade and water sports activity, on the Saigon River, was held yesterday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm. On the occasion, a photo contest for the hot air balloons, yachts and water sports festival, opened to all people.

People are impressed with the giant hot air balloons. (Photo: NDO)

In addition, a wide variety of activities, such as sack racing, lucky games and quizzes for spring, attracted a large number of visitors.

The Hot Air Balloon, Yacht and Water Sports Festival, aimed to diversify Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism products, thereby affirming the image of a safe, attractive and dynamic destination, on the tourism map of Vietnam and the world.