From 18 Jun 2014 To 20 Jun 2014
The Bali Kite Festival will again be held on the beach of Padang Galak near Sanur from 18th – 20th June, 2014.
Hundreds of Kites – some as large as a truck or a bus – will be sent flown by teams of young men assembling from banjars across Bali to compete with other kites lovingly assembled over the weeks leading up to the event.
Technical meetings between the competing teams are now underway to socialize the rules governing the three categories of kite and guidelines to enhance the safety of participants and spectators alike.
Colourful teams in obligatory Balinese dress have become a staple event on Bali’s calendar.
Open to the public, but be warned that Jalan Bypass becomes a very busy road during this time. Some kites take up more than the width of 1 lane, situated on the back of trucks.
Accompanying them are scores of team members on their motor-bikes, some with sirens warning of their approach. Sanur really becomes a festive town for this annual event.
Watch the skies from Benoa to Ketewel daily from now to see practice runs. These must surely be the biggest kites in the world. Any volunteers to prove us wrong? Do the Thailanders have bigger ones?
News from Bali Discovery Tours. http://www.balidiscovery.com.
Take Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai through through Sanur, then take the turn-off to Jalan Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra along the coast.
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life" - Jack Kerouac