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HCM City (VNA) - Dam Sen Cultural Park in HCM City’s District 11 will offer hot-air balloon rides for the first time during the Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) from January 28 to February 2.

Two of the park’s 17 hot-air balloons can carry one pilot and four passengers each, and four can accommodate one pilot and three passengers. The rest are for decorative purposes only.

Forty pilots from China and Germany have been hired for the event.

The hot-air balloons, which can reach 30 to 40 metres high, will be available from 8am to 10am and from 5:30pm to 7pm daily, except on February 2. Each ride will last seven to 10 minutes.

The service is available to passengers in good health who are 1.4 metres in height or more.

Park director Du Huu Danh said the rides would be the highlight of the park’s entertainment activities this year.

Though the activity was said to be costly, he said the park was happy to contribute to the city’s tourism development.-VNA