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The cows rushed to run when the jockey began to hold their tails. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Children ride a 'Buayan Kaliang', a traditional ferris wheel, near the 'Pacu Jawi' track race in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A cow used clothes and a crown do a parade before the start of 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A jockey spurs a cow on track race of the 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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The winner of the race seen from the ability of two cows to run straight on the track race of the 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A jockey biting a cow's tail to speed up run of cows during a race. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Cow's body is full of mud after the race. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A cow with its owner in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Minangkabau traditional dance attraction during 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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The jockeys are waiting for the start of 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A jockey spurs a cow on track race of the 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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The cows rushed to run when the jockey began to hold their tails. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Cows are being prepared to race at the starting line of 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Cows are being prepared to race at the starting line of 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Some men bathe their cows after the race. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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The winner of the race seen from the ability of two cows to run straight on the track race of the 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A jockey biting a cow's tail to speed up run of cows during a race. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A jockey spurs a cow on track race of the 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A jockey fails to control his cows in a race of 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A jockey fails to control his cows in a race of 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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The people from various villages came to watch 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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David, one of the jockeys in 'Pacu Jawi' which is held in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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A man with bamboo slats which are used by jockey to drive cows during 'Pacu Jawi' in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Jockeys bring their cows home after the race. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Some men bathe their cows after the race. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Pop-up markets and the playground around the 'Pacu Jawi' track race in Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. In agrarian villages in the highlands of Minangkabau, at the very heart of Sumatra, every year the villagers still carry on the ancient tradition celebrating the harvesting season called 'Pacu Jawi'. In the local language, 'Pacu Jawi' means cow races, and it very much resembles a race from the movie Ben-Hur (1959). However, the jockeys do not use chariots and horses. Instead, they rely on bamboo slats to drive cows during the race. The arena used for the race is simply just a wet and muddy rice fields, all belonging to the villagers. More than a hundred of cows would participate in this race and the jockeys are farmers from various villages around the area. The owner of the winning cows can expect to increase the selling price of his cow up to 100 million rupiah (around US$ 7200). Apart from the race, 'Pacu Jawi' is also enlivened by pop-up markets, traditional music and dances, and other attractions. For many villagers in the Minangkabau highlands, 'Pacu Jawi' is a time to joy to celebrate the harvesting season while waiting for the planting season to come.
MINIMUM PRICE $100