The 200m2 long national flag flutters in the blue sky on Independence Day – Photo: NGUYEN
Notes of Youth Online, A large number of tourists were present on the opening day of the festival. From early morning, many convoys crowded together on the road to the hot air balloon show. In the inner city roads from the center of Nguyen Trai and Tran Hung Dao streets, there are local congestion, because of the high number of people and vehicles.
This is the first time people here have seen a hot air balloon in real life. Groups of young people come to check-in very early, many families bring their children to enjoy watching the very large hot air balloons. Especially in the sky, the national flag is 200m in size2 fluttering, celebrating the National Day.
Many young people enjoy checking-in with hot air balloons – Photo: NGUYEN
From Ho Chi Minh City to her hometown for a holiday, Duong Thi Ngan Em said that this was the first time she had seen a hot air balloon, so she liked it very much. “This festival is so fun, early on, my friends and I came here to take pictures to check-in. Our group plans to visit a few more places in Tri Ton district,” Ngan Em said.
Lam Thi My Tien, living in Thoai Son district, said: “I know through social networks that there is a festival, this is also the first time in An Giang that I have such a new and interesting event, I thought it was only in the country. On this holiday, I and everyone have more points to take pictures and have interesting entertainment.”
Guests take pictures with a red flag with a yellow star – a highlight in the vast mountainous area – Photo: DANG TU
Exchange with Youth OnlineMr. Tran Minh Giang – Vice Chairman of Tri Ton District People’s Committee – said that The first time the festival was held, there were many difficulties, but this morning the opening ceremony was a success.
“Tri Ton has mountainous terrain, plains with poetic and wild scenes, suitable for hot air balloon performances. We hope that through festivals and sports programs, it will help promote the image of tourists. The festival takes place on September 2 and 3, with about 20,000 visitors coming to visit in the opening morning,” said Mr. Giang.
The festival has 14 level 1 hot air balloons hanging at a height of 20-40m, 2 level 7 hot air balloons carrying visitors on request, 1 fixed hot air balloon for visitors to take pictures.
On the opening day, 600 officials and students formed a map of Vietnam, and the national flag 200m2 was brought to a height of 50m in the sky. There is also a night of lanterns serving visitors at Thai Quoc Hung square on the night of September 2.
Many families bring their children to admire the hot air balloons in real life – Photo: ĐANG Tuyet
Some of the main roads in the center of Tri Ton district are full of cars of tourists flocking to visit – Photo: DANG TUYET