- Enjoy colourful Bali Kite Festival near Ubud

June 20, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News highlights the Bali Kite Festival provides an opportunity for people staying in accommodation in Ubud to experience one of the island's most unique religious celebrations.

While the whole of the four-day event is well worth a visit, July 13th 2010 - which is the festival's closing date - could be the best time to head down to Panang, near Sanur Beach, to soak up the atmosphere.

Famed for its colour and vibrancy, people who are staying in accommodation in Ubud will soon find out why the Bali Kite Festival has become so popular with the locals, as well as international kite-fliers and tourists alike.

The origins of the celebrations can be traced to religion, with the island's inhabitants using the intricately designed kites to ask the gods to provide an abundant harvest.

Today, the message remains but it has also been given a competitive edge, with teams of ten participants joining forces to outdo their opponents with their flamboyant creations.

In order to ensure that the atmosphere never dies down at the event, the flying is accompanied by a traditional gamelan orchestra.

This celebration will be taking place following the end of the month-long Bali Arts Festival, which got underway on June 12th and runs until July 10th.

Posted by Delia Jones

Editors Notes: is a leading online accommodation site in Asia offering deals in over 36,000 properties worldwide, including 7,000 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region ranging from individual beach huts to 5-star hotels and sprawling villas. offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance whatever time, whatever day.

The contemporary and inspirational online platform is styled for those seeking more interesting hotel options over the bland, obvious choices. Users can read from over 150,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through and actually stayed at the hotel.

To view more information about, please visit