Hot Air Balloon festival in Myanmar (Burma) – balloon crash episodes


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Hot Air Balloon Festival and contest happens in Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma) each year between 27 October and 1st November.
Balloons are made from shan paper. To fly they need some 50 kg of firewood burned. It is attached to balloon in special basket. Imagine paper balloon with 50 kg burning firewood flying above 10 – 20 000 heads of drunk crowd. Some balloon owners, to attract the public, add also fireworks to the balloon. See small movie what happens if balloon did not manage to fly away.

And here comes another episode – this time balloon managed to fly, but not high enough… respecting what load of explosives it was carrying:)