In addition to being one of the games often played by children and adults, Kite is also known to have a ritual function that is as a tool for fishing or trapping, a tool of scientific research, and alternative energy media.
There are various types of Kite game, in Sunda Kite known as maen langlayangan. Although the most common is an ornamental kite if in Betawi language is called koang and Kite fighting action.
In addition, there are also Kites given a filter and can make a sound due to wind gusts. Kite action is usually played by the children during the transition period because the strong wind blows at that time will make the Kite flying high.
In some regions of the archipelago, Layang-Layang is also played as part of a certain ritual, usually associated with the process of agricultural cultivation. The simplest kite is made from leaf framed with bamboo framework, then tied with rattan fiber. This kind of kite can still be found in Sulawesi. It is alleged that some traditional Balinese shadowy shapes evolved from the Kite-leaf because of its oval-like shape.