- Watch the Negara Bull Races in Bali

June 05, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News highlights people who have booked hotels in Bali during the four months from July to October should make sure that their trip includes a visit to Negara.

This is because the period from July 1st until October 31st is when the Negara Bull Races take place.

Visitors to the island should make the effort to watch the spectacle, which promises to be an exciting event.

All of the bulls that are picked for racing are chosen based on their strength and colour and they will not be used for ploughing fields.

Bulls are bathed and decorated with colourful garlands and headdresses. Many have their horns painted and also wear large wooden bells.

The creatures are then attached to chariots for the races, which are described as "enthralling" by

Jockeys in the chariots parade their bulls in front of the spectators, before racing their animals along the two-kilometre course.

Each team is marked based on style and speed, with the winners gaining special status within the village.

Travellers can also look forward to sampling some of the Balinese food on offer at the races, which are considered to be highly social events and attract large crowds.

Some tourism operators, such as Bali Tour and Adventure offer day trips to see the bull racing, which includes transport to and from the race.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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