Taunggyi Balloon Festival: a spectacle of light and color
Marvel at pictures of one of the most amazing festivals in Asia
Every November, thousands of people flock to Taunggyi in Myanmar (formerly Burma) to experience a spectacular event—the Taunggyi Balloon Festival. Every year, enormous paper balloons are released into the sky and many people come to watch, while others come to participate.
The Taunggyi Balloon Festival is one of the highlights of the annual Tazaungdaing festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, a celebration that marks the end of the rainy season. The festival closes with massive balloons decorated with burning candles being released. It is indeed a truly unique show.
Browse through the gallery and marvel at the spectacular images from the Taunggyi Balloon Festival.