Amazing Hot Air Balloon Rides around Asia-Pacific

Get an awesome 360-degree view from one of these hot air balloon rides around Asia and Australia!

1. Bagan, Myanmar

Traversing Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan is like travelling back to the ancient times. More than 2,000 temples and pagodas, some of which date back to the 11th century, are scattered throughout the 104 square kilometres of picturesque plains. Synonymous with the temples are the hot air balloons that float around the complex at sunrise or sunset, painting a magical world amidst an ancient cityscape.


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2. Putrajaya, Malaysia

Say good morning to the shining sun as it rises over the horizon of Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital that was established in 1995. From the starting base near the Monumen Alaf Baru, you will be taken aboard an approximately one hour flight above lush vegetation, serene lakes, modern neighbourhoods, as well as highways that look like miniature models from high up.

3. Melbourne, Australia

City or country? Just choose your preferred panorama! Get a stunning bird’s eye view of Melbourne’s iconic spots such as the Albert Park Formula 1 Race Track, Flinders Street Station, St Paul’s Cathedral, Yarra River, as well as the peaceful suburbs. Meanwhile, just a few hours’ drive away from the city centre, Yarra Valley boasts views of scenic vineyards, peaceful farms, and rolling hills.


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4. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Whilst the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat is a delight to explore on foot, the view from high up above provides a different perspective of this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s grandeur past, elaborate history, and tranquil surroundings. Part of the Angkor Archeological Park that also comprises Bayon, Ta Phrom, and Angkor Thom, these gorgeous archaeological wonders are the country’s prime attraction.


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5. Jaipur, India

Marvel at Jaipur’s beauty from the sky! Also known as the ‘Pink City’, it is the largest city in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. Have a wonderful time flying above Jaipur’s charming cityscape and wonderful vista, featuring its star attraction Amer Fort, which was meticulously built with red sandstone and marble, overlooking the beautiful Maota Lake at its forefront.

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Written by Irvin Hanni

Irvin enjoys conversations with the trees and the stars. Sometimes they share recipes, sometimes they share jokes.

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