Visitors to the resort town of
in January for the Lunar New Year Festival (
) will have the opportunity to enjoy a view of the bay from a balloon floating 150 meters high.
The balloon, 22 meters in diameter, will be held by cable wire in an area of 3,000 square meters along the seashore on Pham Van Dong Street. It can hold up to 30 people at a time.
The Hon Tam Resort bought the balloon from France at 1.2 million euros (US$1.57 million).
Balloon flights were first offered at Hon Tam Island in February last year, charging each person $10 for a 15-20-minute flight with French trained pilots.