- Fly high with the Bali Kite Festival near Seminyak

June 02, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News reports people who enjoy attending unusual and fun events while on holiday should consider heading to Bali in July for the island's Kite Festival.

Anyone staying in Seminyak hotels will find that they are within easy reach of the celebrations, which take place in Padang near Sanur Beach.

Teams from all over the world will flock to Bali to compete in the festival, which runs for four days from July 10th to 13th.

All the kite fliers will gather in an empty paddy field to take control of their airborne creations, while spectators can look on and admire the kites as they soar through the sky.

The kites can be around 4m wide and 10m long, meaning that onlookers will be able to spot them from quite a distance away.

According to the World Events Guide, Balinese kites usually depict either birds or fish.

Visitors may even be able to find a smaller replica of one of their favourite designs to take home with them as a souvenir.

It is free to watch the Bali Kite Festival and anyone who makes the journey to Sanur Beach can expect to find an eclectic mix of cultures competing in the event, with some teams even donning traditional costumes from their home countries.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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