2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival

2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held at Hualien Danongdafu Forest Park from 2013/06/22 to 2013/09/01. 15 hot air balloons will be launched on the opening ceremony of 2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival on June 22nd 2013, along with performances of paragliding, light planes, and remote control aircrafts.
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Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta in Taitung (photo: Amore)

Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta in Taitung (photo: Amore)

Event: 2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival
Date: 2013/06/22-2013/09/01
Location: Hualien Danongdafu Forest Park

Hualien is ready to launch hot air balloons, dotting the sky with bright colors in summer, 2013! 2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held at Danongdafu Forest Park in Guangfu Town of Hualien County from 2013/6/22-2013/9/1.

Danongdafu Forest Park is set within the mesmerizing East Rift Scenic Area between Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 9 and 193, covering an area of vast, about 1,250 hectares, boasting mesmerizing sceneries and recreation features. Covering a large area, Danongdafu Forest Park has been chosen to be the event venue of 2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival. The park is home to enriched ecology including butterflies such as Pieris rapae, Neptis hylas lulculenta Fruhstorfer and Eurema hecabe, reptiles such as Buergeria japonica, Bufo bankorensis and Sauria, precious bird species including Phasianus colchicus, Bambusicola thoracica and Dicrurus macrocercus, and plants include Pongamia pinnata, Koelreuteria henryi Dummer and Sapindus mukorossii Gaertn. The park also features various recreation facilities such as bicycle trail, pond, walk path and many other family-friendly features.

Hualien Danongdafu Forest Park (photo: Eva P.)

Hualien Danongdafu Forest Park (photo: Eva P.)

15 hot air balloons will be launched on the opening ceremony of 2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival on June 22nd 2013, along with performances of paragliding, light planes, and remote control aircrafts. Souvenirs will be given out to the first 2,000 visitors as memento. Also, limited free rides on hot air balloons will be provided depending on weather and hot air balloon conditions. During Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival period, 8 hot air balloons will be available for visitors to experience a ride on hot air balloons. For safety concerns, hot air balloons will only be available depending on weather conditions; no rain; temperature under 28 degrees Celsius; under wind speed level four.

Hualien Danongdafu Forest Park (photo: Eva P.)

Hualien Danongdafu Forest Park (photo: Eva P.)

Book your Hualien and Taitung accommodations at Sinotour Taiwan Hot Air Balloon Festivals today and get ready to enjoy a fun time at both 2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival (2013/6/22-2013/9/1) and 2013 Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta in Taitung (2013/06/01-2013/08/11).

How to go to 2013 Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival at Danongdafu Forest Park:
Driving directions:
Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 9 -> Guangfu Town -> Signs to the park at 255.7km

By train:
Take train to Dafu Railway Station -> Park
Take train to Guangfu Railway Station -> take taxi to the park