Survey the world from a bird’s eye view perspective to gain a unique and magical experience second to none. Many travelers are known to have earmarked a bird’s eye view city tour in their travel plans – so let’s join in this unique scenic view of three world heritage destinations via a hot air balloon ride that will lift you to an altitude high enough to take in a panoramic view that covers the entire landscape – up close for the most unique and unforgettable experience.
Floating over the ancient Khmer empire of Cambodia
Though not the official capital, the province of Siem Reap, Cambodia, is by far considered a must-see destination. It happens to be the location of the famous Angkor Wat world heritage site dating back almost 1,000 years; a testament to the unrivaled magnificence of the great Khom civilization which flourished in an era long gone. The slogan “See Angkor Wat and Die” is a play on words that highlights its visual significance and architectural signature from a high altitude.
The balloons of Siem Reap are divided into two types: the yellow Angkor Balloon is a large helium balloon which provides a stationary 360-degree bird’s eye view of Angkor Wat and charges occupants 20-25 USD per person; the other type is the Angkor Hot Air Balloon which will take you on a scenic journey above Siem Reap including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and other places including Tonle Sap. If the weather is favorable, you will be surrounded by golden rays of the sun setting on the horizon. This type of balloon costs approximately 125-150 USD per person
Service Time: Angkor Balloon is available all year round / Angkor Hot Air Balloon is available from December to March
Nearby attractions: In addition to the city of Angkor, the collective group of ancient sites and communities floating on water is called Kampong Phluk; offering tourists an eco-tourism route featuring daily lifestyles and local traditions of Cambodian people.
Plan to visit Siem Reap for Hot Air Balloon ride? Fly there with Thai Airways!