Friday, October 25, 2013

Cultural Landscape of Bali - INDONESIA - UNESCO #1194

Rice terraces are for me something completely strange, because in my country rice is planted in plain fields near the river banks - but the postcards with pictures of the rice terraces in the far east (Philippines, Indonesia) are just amazing. It must be hard to work in those narrow terraces. Thank you very much Raihan, I love this card and it rises my UNESCO collection to 204, 777 more and I'm done. This postcard took 24 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1194 - Cultural Landscape of Bali - INDONESIA
 
The cultural landscape of Bali consists of five rice terraces and their water temples that cover 19,500 ha. The temples are the focus of a cooperative water management system of canals and weirs, known as subak, that dates back to the 9th century. The subak reflects the philosophical concept of Tri Hita Karana, which brings together the realms of the spirit, the human world and nature. This philosophy was born of the cultural exchange between Bali and India over the past 2,000 years and has shaped the landscape of Bali.


 

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