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Date(s) - 05/11/2019 - 12/11/2019
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Taunggyi

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Not that far from Inle Lake, Myanmar hosts yet another festival that lasts an impressive few days of intense competition. During the Balloon Festival of Taunggyi, in November (which marks the end of the rainy season) huge home-made balloons in the shape of animals, from parrots to elephants, are released into the sky and slowly rise, one after the other throughout the whole afternoon. When the night falls, the light rises: these balloons either become serene lanterns or, packed full of fireworks, illuminate the sky and end the day with a real bang.”

 

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