By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The 2016 Taiwan International Balloon Festival will take place at Luye Plateau in Taitung County from July 1 to August 7 with more attractively shaped balloons this year, press conference organizers said on Wednesday.
New Taipei City Government and Taitung County Government has co-organized a press conference to announce the event. They said the Taiwan International Balloon Festival has attracted a great many visitors, with a total of 3 million visits over the past five years, and has become the most popular hot air balloon activity in Taiwan.
This year’s event will feature the International Balloon Challenge Cup with the flying of 30 hot air balloons at the same time as well as the gathering of 15 uniquely shaped balloons from other countries, the most numerous over the years, the organizers added. [FULL STORY]