- Experience the Negara Bull Races this summer

May 12, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that guests staying at hotels in Ubud are staying in a perfect location for a daytrip to one of Bali's most important events.

Held on Sundays between July and September in Perancak, the Negara Bull Races are a spectacle to behold.

Hitched to chariots and spurred on by jockeys and their adoring audience, pairs of decorated and adorned water buffalo race around a single-track course in this extraordinary event.

The Negara Bull Races, which draw visitors from all over Bali and the rest of the world, are held each year in nearby Perancak, about two hours' drive from convenient hotels in Ubud.

As with so many festivals in Bali, the Negara Bull Races also have a connection to the seasons. It is believed the races had their origins in a celebration of the end of the rice harvesting season.

Perancak beach is highlighted by the Bali Tourism Board as one of the best coastal areas to visit in the Jembrana district. With clear blue water, coconut trees and traditional seaside architecture, Perancak beach is one of Bali's idyllic coastal destinations. A stroll on the beach after the Negara Bull Races will also give you the opportunity to see East Java in the distance.

Posted by Delia Jones

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