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The Giant Kites War at Tanah Lot Kites Festival 2010  

by on Monday, 2 August 2010No Comment | 604 views

Annually, kites festival is held to appreciate the traditional entertainment –flying kite-that is usually done by the young Balinese. This kite festival is held in many regions in Bali such as Sanur, Kuta, and Tanah Lot. From 31 July Tanah Lot Kite Festival 2010 have been starting up to 5 August when the winner can take the prize.  The enjoyment and the hard attempts to give the best performance become the two suitable words to describe Tanah Lot Kites Festival.

Indeed, this kite festival attracts attention from local Balinese to visitors to be stick together at Tanah Lot as the participants while foreigners will flock at this place also to watch the beautiful kites on the sky of Tanah Lot. On 31 July and 1 August the exotic traditional kites were competed. Each participant could choose one type of traditional kites from many types such as Janggan-the bird figure, Be-bean-the fish figure, and Pecuk-the woman’s genital figure. In the meantime, this Tanah Lot Kites Festival also accommodates the creativity of Bali youngsters in creating a new figure of kites.

Don’t imagine an ordinary size of kites that people usually fly it. All kites in this festival are giant kites which are 4 meter in width and 10 meter in length. These giant kites are made with different colors; hence when they are flying together they gave a vibrant touch to Tanah Lot sky. Further, during the preparation months, Bali youngsters seem has to be creative in designing the kites. Although, color and design play important role in gaining big mark from the jury, but the most important is the kite should be fly in the air for several hours. See how the enthusiastic crowds when a group of Bali Youngsters win the biggest prize on 3 August at Tanah Lot parking area.

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