"Asian Wings", the first International Hot Air Balloon exhibition held in the northern part of Viet Nam, will run until November 30 after opening last Sunday.

After being organised in Ha Noi (November 10-14), the exhibition will take place in four provinces and cities in turn: Ha Nam (November 15-19), Nam Dinh (November 19-23), Hai Duong (November 19-23) and Quang Ninh (November 26-30).

Residents have got the opportunity to stand in the balloons at a height of 40-50m and enjoy a panoramic, bird's eye view of their town or province.

Ticket prices for 4-6 minutes in the balloon are VND200,000 (US$9.5) for adults and VND100,000 ($4.76) for children.

The balloons are manned by both local and foreign pilots. — VNS