Taiwan International Balloon Festival 2023

This year, the Taiwan International Balloon Festival will feature 43 balloons, surpassing the 30 balloons from the 2022 event, which saw a record crowd. This year’s event promises to even more extravagant and amazing.

Balloon Festival Information

The festival will start from June 30 and run through August 28. This year’s event will run for 60 days. It is one of the longest hot air balloon festivals in the world. During this time, the sky will be decorated with colorful and unique balloons from all around the world. For example, the will be a balloons depicting Sponge Bob, Hello Kitty, a Frog, British bulldogs, the Yakult yogurt from Japan, et cetera. Even the “TAZ” (Tasmanian Devil) balloon from the United States will make an appearance. There will also be music performances.

The event began on June 30th with a blast, featuring a light show and live performances.

Taiwan International Balloon Schedule

The Taiwan International Balloon Festival will feature 43 balloons from both local sponsors and international teams. The international teams comprise of Thailand, Mexico, United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom, Czech, and even Ukraine. It seems that Brazil has invested heavily in this year’s event with 11 out of 43 balloons. Also, Japan will be highly featured with 6 balloons. Regardless of where you are from, the festival hopes to unite all cultures and build stronger international relations through the hot air balloons.

Festival Balloon Schedule.

Festival Address

The event is held at the Luye Highland, in Taitung County. The address is 955台東縣鹿野鄉.

Festival Venue Map.

How to Get There

By Train

From Kaohsiung, take the train for “Taitung Train Station” or the “Luye Train Station.” Then, take the East Rift Valley Line shuttle (8168A) to the venue at Luye Highland Station.

By Bus

Take the train to “Taitung Bus Station. Then, take the East Rift Valley Line shuttle (8168A) to the venue at Luye Highland Station.

Shuttle Schedule

The following are the shuttle fare and the timetable.

  • Taitung Bus Station to Luye Gaotai is 125 NTD
  • Taitung Train Station to Luye Gaotai 111 NTD
  • Luye Train Station Luye Gaotai 25 NTD

Fare and Timetable Source: https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw

Festival Shuttle Departure Schedule.
Festival Shuttle Return Schedule.
By car/scooter

From Kaohsiung, drive on Highway 9 to Taitung. At the Yongan Road/ East Rural Highway 33 intersection, turn left until you reach reach Gaotai Road, the venue for the festival. Good luck on finding parking.


If you can’t make it to the Taiwan International Balloon Festival, you can watch it live.

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