BALI KITES FESTIVAL
If you are here in Bali on July, don’t forget to use the opportunity to watch the Bali Kitas Festival that takes place annually between July and August. This is a part of unique cultural scenes in Bali that will takes place along the eastern coast of Padanggalak, just north of Sanur. There will be hundreds of competing kite troupes from all over the island flying traditional kites, alongside International teams swith modern kites in various shapes and sizes.
The Balinese traditional kites are gigantic and have evolved into increasingly bombastic proportions ove the years, measuring up to four metres in widht and 10 meters in length. Some other versions are “janggan” type, which have impressive flowing ribbons tails often reaching 100 metres or more in length. More interestingly, some kites are even fitted with sound instruments in the form of vibrating bows called “guwang”, which generate a resonating hum that can be heard from far.