Saturday, April 3, 2010

International Balloon Festival in Daejeon, South Korea !!

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Did you all watched the 3D movie that entitle "UP"? Want to have the feeling of flying high in the sky wiht a hot air balloon? If the answer is yes then the festival of "International Balloon festival in Daejeon" is the event that you don't want to miss.

Daejeon is one of the wonderful city in South Korea with abundance of natural beauty and a cultural background to match perfectly. International Balloon Festival in Daejeon is one of the grand festival that can fulfill your experience. It features a number of hot air balloon rides and aeronautical programs.

The event take place at Yuseong-gu, Daejeon which is just beside the Expo Science. You can easily locate the place by take subway to Daejeon Government Complex following by Bus that to Expo Science to the venue. 

The Event is managed by the Daejeon City Council and supported by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Ministry of Science and technology, The Air Force Headquarters and The Ministry of foreign Affair and Trade.

Features of International Balloon Festival in Daejeon: 
•  The International Balloon Festival is a grand event in Daejeon and is immensely popular among the common people. Active participation is greatly valued and the many associated events and competitions related with the Balloon Fiesta attract large crowds both local and foreign visitors.
•  The Balloon Festival is inaugurated by a power packed performance by the ultra light airplanes and power parachutes and a smoke screen flight. The Balloon festival then is carried forward by a rock band performance too.
•  The sky fills up with colorful balloons in different shapes. The Balloon flying competitions are great crowd pullers and respective teams are cheered highly by the people. Other official competitions consist of the National Para Gliding championship and the International Power Parachute Competitions. However, all these competitions are only open to the professionals in the field. But the crowd can have some great time enjoying the spectacle.
•  Events related to general importance involves aeronautical stunts, an aeronautical magic science show, quiz competitions and a photography contest. Visitors can take part in the air rocket competition and win some exciting prizes.
•  The outstanding feature of the Daejeon International Balloon Fiesta however takes place in the night with the spectacular Night Glow Show. The night sky dazzles with the numerous Hot air balloons and makes for a perfect photo opportunity. Good times are guaranteed with a live musical concert.

But then my ASEAN friends and me went to the event quite late and was about 6 evening but we still able to see very huge and cute hot air balloon which you can see it in the background of my picture.  

Honestly that was my 1st time to see cartoon turtle hot air balloon.  You can also see the light aeroplane just to take off.

We were looking at the westerner to do some demonstration on preparing to take off the balloon over the river. It was so nice to know how they prepare to take off the balloon.  

Well, this is one of the Korea online shopping site balloon. Simple and nice, rite? 

It was a late evening and we manage to enjoy the evening scene at there. ; ) 

I believe you can imagine how huge is the turtle balloon with this picture. It is really really big ! 

Wow!! we were going up... up... the feeling was so exciting and special!! ; ) If you come and join the event, you will have the chance to experience it by your-self! 

Ha! We were up and managed to take a picture. YeS!!  ;  )

This was what I talk about the light aeroplane. It was so many planes that I ever seen... really nice... They were fly around the river and all of them are professional pilot, I wish I can try it.. ; ) 

After some time, we end up the day with a very impressive feeling. Before we go back, we managed to see the night glow Hot Air Balloon. It was Amazing!! AH! so beautiful! ;  )

So, Please stay tune with this grand festival, it usually will held on Autumn session and please don't miss this precious chance!! 

You can get more information with "visit korea site", it will be very useful for you. ; ) 

Feel free to leave some comments and questions, I will answer in with in 24 hour ;  )

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  1. i like most the night view 1.. look vy nice.!! bump*

  2. Yes!! The night scene was amazing!! You should go there sometime.. hahaha ; )

  3. Hi!

    Thank you for such a detailed blog about hot air balloons in Korea. I was wondering if you know if there are any ballon rides during the rest of the year not just for the festival, it is April now and would really like to go on one in May. Any information you have would be of great help.

    Thanking you in advance.

  4. Hi!

    You are welcome ; )

    Sure, but if you manage to provide me your email or facebook it would be more effienct for me to get you just in time Since may is just around the corner.. ; )

    Let me know ^_^

    My email

  5. Great photos! Love the night shot. I'm impressed you managed to take a photo when airborne :)

  6. The balloons are gorgeous! This looks like a terrific event.

  7. Fun times!...definitely reminded me of Up!

  8. I love hot air balloon festivals, they're so fun! My favorite photo here is the one you took of the nighttime glow hot air balloons. Lovely.

  9. It's really an amazing experience. Feels like my heart is lifting too every time I see a hot air balloon flying. Thanks a lot for your wonderful comments.

    Hot Air Balloon Flight

  10. Hello. When is the Festival held?