Chiang Rai hosted one of Thailand’s biggest balloon competitions, this time with 30 hot-air balloons from 14 different countries, featuring different shapes, designs and colours.
The International Balloon Fiesta was held in Singha Park Chiang Rai from 10-14 February 2016 and this extravagant event attracted both locals and tourists.
Before reaching the event site, we were greeted with lush greenery and tea plantations.
The zipline tower which is 9 storeys high!
The Barn House Pizzeria is a place to get food and drinks but many other stalls were set up in the farm fest area because of this event.
Love was definitely in the air since Valentine’s Day was around the corner.
There are several activities planned planned for kids to enjoy.
A large concert area with tables and chairs set up for you to enjoy your food and drinks while grooving to the tunes. Definitely a Thai style experience which you have to try!
Talented Jean from Malaysia, putting her drawing skills to good use.
Tree of Love!
Now with a model from Singha!
I went for a walk around the food stalls and this was what I saw…
I decided to walk away or else I would end up buying everything…
The first 4 hot-air balloons, ready to take off!
I found out how hot-air balloons were inflated!
Singha Hot-Air Balloon up in the sky!
Managed to get a shot of both Singha Beer and Singha Drinking Water in the frame.
This picture is quite interesting because… What are the chances of them aligning together high up in the sky for this picture perfect shot!
Everybody just sitting around in the field to watch the hot-air balloons fly up and at the same time, trying their utmost to take selfies with the amazing background too.
Ready, get set go! Actually it’s not easy to fly the balloons because of many factors such as wind conditions.
Hello! I’m a fuming hot air balloon and I’m watching you with my eyes!
This hot-air balloon is really cool. Would you like to dangle your legs in mid-air too?
Suddenly it felt as if I was experiencing winter!
This hot-air balloon from New Zealand (right) is so cute!
I love the sunset shots!
At night, the lights provide a very magical and lovely vibe.
Singha Mobile Store selling lots of Singha branded souvenirs.
Syder Bay had a promotion during the event – 300 baht for 24 bottles! Definitely a must buy since this cider is so nice and easy to drink. Next time when you step into 7 Eleven, be sure to try it! Females especially will love this.
Beware of Fire!
Hot-air balloons going up into the sky again, getting ready for the balloon show!
Balloons by the lake, with reflections!
Don’t you love these character balloons?
After the balloon show, we spent the time chilling over some Syder Bay and enjoying the concert. I happened to hear one of my favourite songs from Nantida Kaewbuasai. On 14th Feb, there’s even Lipta!
For this trip to Chiang Rai, I’m humbled and honoured to be travelling with Asia’s Top Travel Influencers who love Thailand as well. Roger Wu from Hong Kong, Danny Wen and DJ 郭人榮 from Taiwan, Wilson Ng and Jean from Malaysia. Thank you K. Golf for the arrangement.
I had a wonderful time at International Balloon Fiesta and I’m looking forward to event again next year because there will be 50 balloons! Thank you Singa for the memorable experience!
Photos taken with Fujifilm X-T10