The Taunggyi Tazaungdaing traditional hot-air balloon festival will be held in November in southern Shan State and 63 nighttime hot-air balloons will be launched at the festival, said competition judge Sai Aung Myo.
This year's festival will take place on 21-27 November at the Ahweiya hot-air balloon square in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan state.
"We have the lists that fifteen 25-foot-high Nya Mee Gyi (balloons with fireworks), twenty-three 22-foot-high Nya Mee Gyi and twenty-five 18-foot-high Sein Na Pan (decorated with candles) will compete this year. We also invite all to launch Ayoke (two or four legs) daytime hot-air balloons," he said.
It will prioritize traditional hot-air balloons rather than the competition this year.
A total of 115 Nya Mee Kyi and Sein Na Pan hot-air balloons and 281 daytime hot-air balloons were launched during the festival in 2019. — ASH/KTZH