Sunday, December 30, 2012

Indonesia: Bali - Tegal Alang Paddy Field

Tegalalang located in northern Ubud, which can be taken about 20 minutes by motor vehicle from Ubud, or about 1 hour 30 minutes from the airport. It is located in Kintamani and Ubud tourist track.

paddy fields

This area is famous for its the beautiful terraced rice fields, many tourists who travel to and from Kintamani stopped at this place to see the scenic beauty of the verdant terraced rice fields, but it is also so close to the rempat other attractions, such as Ubud, Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring, Tirta Empul, Gunung Kawi Sebatu and Taro Elephant Park, so thats why it is so frequently visited by tourists.

Subak - Irrigation System
Subak is a community organization that specifically regulate rice irrigation system used in the cultivation of rice in Bali, Indonesia. Subak usually have a temple called Pura Uluncarik, or Pura Bedugul, specially built by farmers and dedicated to the goddess of prosperity and fertility goddess Sri. This irrigation system is governed by an indigenous leader who is also a farmer in Bali.

Subak has been studied by Clifford Geertz, while J. Stephen Lansing has drawn public attention on the importance of traditional irrigation systems. He studied the temples in Bali, especially those destined for agriculture, which is overlooked by a stranger. In 1987 Lansing working with Balinese farmers to develop computer models Subak irrigation system. With it he proved the effectiveness of Subak and the importance of this system

In 2012, UNESCO, recognizing Subak (Bali Cultur Landscape), a World Heritage Site, at the first session which took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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