Air balloon festivals in Hsinchu and Taitung brought joy and entertainment to visitors over the last weekend
By: Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As fate would have it, Taiwan’s twin typhoons a week ago,
led to twin hot air balloon festivals this past weekend, with Hsinchu and Taitung both hosting their climatic display of dirigibles over the same time frame.
The hot air balloon festival in Taitung concluded on Aug 6. The 38-day event attracted around 480,000 people, according to Taitung County government.
The festival kicked off on June 30 in Taitung County Museum. Night glow shows took place at different times and locations around Taitung.
All told, the event generated NT$960 million (US$31.79 million) in revenue, an increase of 37.2% compared to last year. [FULL STORY]