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Cappadocia, Turkey to host 1st hot-air balloon festival

Cappadocia International Hot-Air Balloon Fest on July 3-7 to feature hundreds of balloons from many countries taking flight

Behcet Alkan   | 16.06.2019
Cappadocia, Turkey to host 1st hot-air balloon festival

NEVSEHIR, Turkey

Turkey will host a hot-air balloon festival for the first time in Cappadocia, the otherworldly touristic hub famed for its fairy chimneys.

The Cappadocia International Hot-Air Balloon Festival, set for July 3-7, will be organized by the Urgup Municipality in the central Nevsehir province.

During the event, some 150 hot air balloons will take six different flights and 20 balloons of various shapes from nearly a dozen countries will take to the skies.

The festival will also feature a night glow event with a balloon inflated and lit up in sync with pulsating rhythmic music.

*Writing by Faruk Zorlu


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