The clear blue skies over Pangandaran’s charming beaches at the south coast of West Java will be decorated with hundreds of kites of various color, shape, and size from all over the archipelago and beyond when the Pangandaran International Kite Festival 2016 gets underway from 15th to 16th October 2016. This year, the annual festival will be centered at the Ketapang Doyong Field, at the Eastern Beach of Pangandaran facing the Indian Ocean.
The festival will feature some of the best traditional and modern kites from Indonesia and other parts of the world. Among these are the Trainaga, 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional, Rokaku, and many others. Aside from participants from all over the Indonesian Archipelago, the event will also feature kites and attended by kite enthusiasts from many countries.
This year, aside from observing the many vibrant kites as they glide beautifully over the sky, the festival will also be highlighted with a number of exciting competitions such as Kite making competition, kite flying competition, kite painting, traditional kites competition, and a whole lot more. There will also be cultural performances, a Trail Adventure, Bonsai Exhibitions, and other side activities. One of the most fascinating highlights this year will be the Night Kite Festival where kites are given lights and flown at night creating a truly one of a kind spectacle.
Having shifted its schedule this year from July to October, the Pangandaran International Kite Festival forms part of a series of events celebrating the 4th anniversary of the newly established Pangandaran Regency which falls on 25th October. Aside from the Kite Festival, the anniversary will also be highlighted with Hajat Laut Traditional Sea Offerings Ceremonies, Colossal Ronggeng Dance Performance, Cultural Parade, Mojang-Jajaka Beauty Pageant, and more.
While its skies are swarmed with thousands of kites, Pangandaran offers a one stop complete experience. From swimming, snorkeling, Jet Skiing, Fishing to Hiking and hill climbing and eco-tours, Pangandaran has it all. It is a full package vacation, fit for every age and an ideal place to visit anytime of the year.
Susi Air provides scheduled flights from Jakarta to Pangandaran. It's the fastest and most comfortable way to reach Pangandaran. There are daily flights from the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta to the Nusawiru Airport in Pangandaran. Buses leave nearly every hour from Jakarta’s Kampung Rambutan bus terminal toward Pangandaran, pass the cool mountain city of Bandung. Or take the fast Trans fast minibuses between jakarta and Bandung. Then take a bus from Bandung. The popular beach resort of Pangandaran is about 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Bandung, capital city of West Java Province.