Fly high at 2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival from June 23 to July 1

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/06/20
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival, which

(photo taken from the promotional video on the event’s website)

runs from June 23 through July 1 at Nanyuan Eco Park, will not only provide the service of hot air balloon rides but will also feature the flight of a flying ship and other interesting activities, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan said on Wednesday during a press conference to promote the festival, according to media reports.

Entering its third year, this year’s Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival will introduce a flying ship that is set to fly for the first time in northern Taiwan during the festival period, the mayor said, adding that the 41m x18m x 13m flying ship will take off from Nanyuan (南苑), fly over the rear pond of the reservoir, and land at Beiyuan (北苑), according to the reports.      [FULL  STORY]

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