Kites begin to dot the skies of Bali when the cooler, windy weather begins at the end of June, but the 3 day Bali Kite Festival is something else entirely! It is huge!
There are many categories of competition for varying types of kites and participants range from children to village teams of adults reigning in the largest kites you’ve ever seen. Kites of up to 12 meters in length can be seen flying in the sky and all sorts of designs and colors can be viewd being taxied back and forth to the competition grounds and flying high!
The competition is well organised and strings don’t seem to get tangled! You have to be careful to stand back – the participants only have eyes for their kites – rightly so – and it is dangerous to get in the way.
The festival is well attended by local Balinese, but last year I saw very few tourists.
THE 2014 FESTIVAL STARTS ON FRIDAY, 18TH JULY AT THE PADANGGALAK BEACH IN SANUR