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Yilan to host hot air balloon fair in June

2019/05/30 22:02:28

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Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Visitors to the northeastern county of Yilan will have an opportunity to view its picturesque rice fields from above when its hot air balloon fair opens in June, the local government said Thursday.

The fair will be held on the weekends of June 8 and 15 in the county's Dongshan Township, offering visitors and residents hot air balloon rides at NT$500 (US$15.8) per person, the county government said.

From the air, the view is one of boundless green paddies, unmarred by electric wires or tall buildings, with nothing but a narrow concrete path meandering though the fields, the county government said.

Yilan first launched the hot air balloon fair in 2018, attracting more than 100,000 visitors, according to the local government.

(By Wang Chao-yu and Chi Jo-yao)