The Saola, or so-called “Asian Unicorn,” is one of the world's rarest large mammals living in Vietnam’s forests. The Saola was first detected in Vu Quang National Park in Ha Tinh province in May 1992.

A hot air balloon with the image of Saola at the festival.

The 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) chose the Saola as the symbol and mascot. The hot air balloon festival aimed to popularize the value of Vu Quang National Park to people nationwide and international friends, contributing to promoting the image of Ha Tinh province as a safe and attractive destination for investors in tourism development.

Translated by Song Anh