The visitors had the chance to admire scores of colourful balloons flown by pilots from Australia, China, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, the UK, and Vietnam.

They also had the chance to fly the balloons, see Tuyen Quang’s scenic spots from above, and talk to foreign pilots.

During the five-day festival, local residents and tourists watch hot air balloon light show nights and enjoy exciting music parties performed by famous bands and artists.

Other activities held within the framework of the festival include tours of local historical landmarks and craft villages, along with conferences on investment, trade, and tourism promotion in the province’s ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas.

A football tournament will be held among women of ethnic groups in Tuyen Quang and the national badminton club championship 2024.

The third International Hot-air Balloon Festival is part of the Tuyen Quang Tourism Year 2024 that aims to popularize its tourism potential and lure more international and domestic visitors and investors to the province.

This year Tuyen Quang is striving to welcome more than 2.7 million tourists and earn VND3.6 trillion, nearly US$144 million, in revenue.