Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Our Region for Year 2015
If you missed to join the Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 like me, there will be some other hot air balloon events available for you to join within our regional neigbourhood countries.
LUBAO INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FESTIVAL 2015 *MAR 26-29
26-29 March 2015 - Thursday to Sunday
Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga, Philippine
Gate Open at 4:00am
March 26 – 28, 2015:
Morning – 5:00am to 8:00am*
Afternoon – 4:00pm to 6:00pm*
March 29, 2015:
Morning 5:00am to 8:00am*
*depending on wind and weather conditions
TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FESTIVAL
The fifth Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta will begin on June 27th. The Event has become very popular since the first fiesta in 2011 which had the rest of Taiwan following its footsteps. It is now one of the main events in Taiwan. The fiesta is scheduled with light shows, balloon ride experience, and balloon flying shows. The hot air balloon tour ride which started in 2013, has became a regular activity throughout the whole year starting from 2014. The ride is around 30-40 min, with a 360 view of Taitung’s finest mountain views.
26th June 2015 - 9th August 2015
Hot Air Balloon Ride Fee TWD8000/person
TAUNGGYI BALLOON FESTIVAL, MYANMAR
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Festival days: 20.11.15 – 26.11.15
The Taunggyi Balloon festival is held only once a year after the end of the Buddhist Lent. Traditionally it is a festival to pay homage to the Sulamani Pagoda in heaven by sending up decorated balloons. The paper balloons are 15-20 feet tall, decorated on the outside with colored cellophane lanterns. The lantern contain candles, forming different designs. A flame heats the air in the balloon which quickly ascend, carrying a 10-15 foot long tail, filled with various types of firecrackers, that continuously light as the balloons ascend. Watch the making of the small children’s balloons, in the shapes of various animals and mythical creatures (if not there you can see this in ANY city in Myanmar!) and of course the Competition between individual villages for best decorated and high flying balloons.
HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL OF KERALA, INDIA 2015
BALLOON OVER WAIKATO, NEW ZEALAND
March 25 - March 29, 2015
Lake Domain Drive
Hamilton, New Zealand
Number of balloons: 30
Experience the amazing site of balloons ascending through the Waikato sunrise at 7:30am every morning and don't miss Hamilton's biggest night out at the ASB Nightglow at Waikato University, where the balloons glow to orchestrated music finishing with the best fireworks display in town.