Nha Trang offers hot-air balloon ride for $5
|Panoramic view of Nha Trang from the hot balloon – Photo: Tuoi Tre|
Tourists visiting the coastal city of Nha Trang can now enjoy a panoramic view from a hot-air balloon for a cheaper price as the Hon Tam Bien Nha Trang Joint Stock Company last Thursday launched their service at the seaside park by Pham Van Dong street.Previously, the balloon flights were first offered at Hon Tam Island in February 2010 for VND190,000 (USD9.5).
The fares now have been reduced to VND100,000 (USD5) during the day and VND120,000 (USD6) in the evening for a 20 minute ride.
The hot air balloon has a diameter of 22 meters and is covered by 46 pieces of colorful heat- and pressure-resistant plastic. The balloon contains approximately 6,000 cubic meters of Helium and natural gas. Its basket can hold up to 25 people at a height of 150 meters.
The Hon Tam Resort bought the balloon from France for 1.2 million euros (USD1.57 million).