Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Balloon Festival, Burma – November 4-10

THE Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Balloon Festival is a week-long festival near Inle Lake is one of the world’s most famous balloon events featuring processions of paper lanterns, parades, dances and songs. Most people prefer to visit the festival at night when the elaborately decorated balloons explode with colourful fireworks but the day time events are just as impressive.