FASCINATING MAKEPUNG BUFFALO RACES Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

Launching of the 2016 Buffalo races season!

Jembrana’s Buffalo races are one of the major attractions in West Bali. This tradition takes place only during dry season. The racing buffaloes, called Kerbau Pepadu, and their carts have been carefully decorated for weeks by farmers. Wearing silk banners and wooden bells, and having their horns painted, buffaloes will have to face a 2 kilometers race. Competitors are divided in two groups coming from opposite sides of the river. They are easily recognizable: North river group wearing red colors and South river group wearing green ones. Farmers come to race for honor, pride and the trophy, rather than for money. Thus it is both a colorful show and an exciting competition that can gather more than 250 pairs of buffaloes. The opening race will take place on July 17th!

Date Venue
1 July 17th, 2016  Awen
2 July 31th, 2016  Berawah
3 August 14th, 2016  Kaliakah
4 August 28th, 2016  Mertasari
5 September 11th, 2016  Pangkung Dalem
6 Septembre 25th, 2016  Delod Berawah
7 October 9th, 2016  Tuwed
8 Octobre 23th, 2016  Mertasari
9 November 6th, 2016  Awen
10 November 20th, 2016  Delod Berawah (Jembrana Cup)
3 replies
  1. Philip Bigio
    Philip Bigio says:

    Hi do you know where Mertasari is as can’t find it on Google maps and hoping to go to see the race there on Aug 28th. Your help much appreciated.

    • Rondy Ginawan
      Rondy Ginawan says:

      Hi Philip Bigio,

      Merta Sari circuit is located 2 kilometers in the south of Negara City ( the capital city of Jembrana regency) about 45 minutes drive from Puri Dajuma Beach Eco resort & Spa.

      Thank you and best regards,



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