Seasoned pilots skillfully navigated an array of hot air balloons, each uniquely designed in varying colours and models, during the festival over Cappadocia’s skies.
Cappadocia, the famous region of Türkiye for its fairy chimneys, hosted fun hot air balloons with different shapes. Balloons with 22 figures from England, Switzerland, USA, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Luxembourg and Türkiye
performed demonstration flights. Domestic and foreign tourists showed great interest in the hot air balloons colored with the special pattern designs of the artists, with various figures such as “Ice Cream”, “Duck”, “Obelix”, “Octopus”, “Space Shuttle” and “Turkish Flag”.
In the international event held as part of the “Cappadocia Balloon and Culture Route Festival“, the balloons rose to the sky one after the other after the preparations started early in the morning. Experienced pilots masterfully managed the hot air balloons designed in different colours and models unique for the festival in the skies of Cappadocia, while the dance of the balloons in the mystical landscapes of the fairy chimneys, which is unique in the world, fascinated the audience.
Türkiye Cultural Road Festivals this year in 11 different cities…
Organised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Türkiye since 2021, the Türkiye Culture Route Festivals started on August 5th in Cappadocia. Organised as one of the world’s most comprehensive culture and arts projects, the Turkish Culture Route Festivals will be held in 11 provinces this year. Following the Cappadocia Balloon and Cultural Road Festival held on 5-13 August, festivals will be held in Türkiye’s Trabzon, Erzurum, Çanakkale, Gaziantep, Ankara, Konya, Istanbul, Diyarbakır, İzmir and Antalya provinces, respectively.
Türkiye Cultural Road Festivals Program:
- Cappadocia Balloon and Culture Route Festival – Nevşehir, 05-13 August 2023
Sümela Culture Route Festival – Trabzon, 19-27 August 2023
Palandöken Culture Route Festival – Erzurum, 19-27 August 2023
Troya Culture Route Festival – Çanakkale, 09-17 September 2023
Gastroantep Culture Route Festival – Gaziantep, 16-24 September 2023
Başkent Culture Route Festival – Ankara, 16 September – 01 October 2023
Konya Mystical Music Festival – Konya, 23-30 September 2023
Beyoğlu Culture Route Festival – İstanbul, 30 September – 15 October 2023
Sur Culture Route Festival – Diyarbakır, 14-22 October 2023
Efes Culture Route Festival – İzmir, 28 October – 05 November 2023
Antalya Culture Route Festival – Antalya, 04-12 November 2023
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