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Makepung is the world famous Buffalo Race held in Bali, Indonesia on an annual basis where the Grand Prix or Tournament focuses on 7 circuits in Jembrana Regency. The circuits are as follows; Sangyang Cerik, Delod Berawah, Kaliakah, Pangkung Dalem, Merta Sari, Tuwed and Awen. Race meetings usually commence from the months of July to November running once a fortnight which accumulates in November with a spectacular final.
Water Buffalo displaying bloody wounds
Blood seeps from the hide of a living water buffalo after having been raced around one of the many circuits that hold the Makepung buffalo racing tournament in Bali. These wounds are common due to the whip or spiked battering … Read More
Wood carved decoration on buffalo racing chariot
The Makepung races are well known throughout Indonesia for being a unique and traditional event with not only the participating buffalo being extremely well decorated but also the chariots which they pull along with the rider.
Two buffalo dressed up with speactacular headdress
Part of the famous Indonesian Makepung buffalo races consist of a best dressed category with some incredibly ornate headdresses on show.