Up, up and away… at the Hat Yai International Balloon Festival

Travel log May 08, 2019 01:00

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The International Balloon Festival at Hat Yai 2019 will see the skies above Songkhla’s provincial capital bursting with larger-than-life characters and colour.

Taking place from May 10-12 at the Jiranakorn Stadium in Hat Yai and sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the, the three-day festival of inflatable fun will feature 15 spectacular hot air balloons from Thailand and abroad, including the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, USA, Brazil, Japan and Vietnam.

In the daily program, there are morning activities from 06.00 – 08.00 Hrs. and evening activities from 17.00-22:00 Hrs. The morning activities include balloon flights, balloon tethering and walk-in balloon opportunities to get up close with the balloons and their pilots. The evening activities include the dazzling Balloon Night Glow performance with light and sound effects and international balloon display, as well as the balloon tethering and walk-in balloon attractions.

As always, this year’s edition of the International Balloon Festival @ Hat Yai promises heaps of fun. And for those who are visiting Hat Yai for the event, it’s an opportunity to take in some of the other local attractions. These include the Hat Yai floating market, Magic Eye 3D Museum, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum and Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol.

For more information, see: http://www.thailandfestival.org/en