Taiwan Int’l Balloon Festival ready to take off

TAIPEI (The China Post) – The 2019 Taiwan International Balloon Festival will start on June 29, featuring night glow concerts under the splendid starry nights of Taitung as well as 45 days of hot air balloons fiesta – the worlds’ longest hot-air balloon event.

In its ninth year, the festival boasts Taitung’s unrivaled rural landscape. Unlike other industrial cities in western Taiwan which suffer from PM 2.5 pollution, Taitung’s clear sky is a captivating source of tourism.

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life, visitors are invited to fully immerse themselves in the serene starry sky and have the experience of a lifetime by enjoying a simple moment of happiness.

Taitung City, aside from being among the 10 top up-and-coming travel destinations on Booking.com, is home to the annual Taiwan International Balloon Festival, which was also selected as one of the worlds’ top 12 hot-air balloon events by the Travel Channel last year.

Last but not least, according to “Starry Taitung,” a vote conducted in 2018 by Taitung County Government, four spots were rated first-star including Sanxiantai in Chenggong Township, Jialulan, Dapo Pond in Chishang Township and Guanshan Riverside Park in Guanshan Township.

Aside from the breath-taking star watching sites, the various landscapes and local features will surely enchant travelers to Taitung.

For more information, visit: balloonTaiwan.Taitung.gov.tw/en