An international balloon festival is scheduled to take place from April 26 to May 1 in the south central province of Binh Thuan .

The main stage of the festival, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will be in the skies of Phan Thiet city and Hoa Thang commune in Bac Binh district at the altitude of 150-500m, providing audiences with an open view while ensuring their best vision at the daytime and nigh glow effect performances at night, said Ngo Minh Chinh, Head of the province’s Department of Culture Sports and Tourism.

The festival is expected to attract the participation of 20-30 balloons, with the height of 20-25m and diameter of 16-18m, controlled by 50 pilots from countries such as Indonesia , Japan , Germany , France and Belgium .

The festival is fully funded by the Ho Chi Minh Ciy-based Chien Thang Trading and Services Co. Ltd.

The organisers said once successful, the festival will be held annually in Binh Thuan province’s Phan Thiet city.-VNA