Sunday, 19 May 2013

1194 ID - Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy (2012)

Brief Description 

"Cultural Landscape of Bali: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophyforms acultural landscape of five rice terraces and their water temples that cover 19,500 hectares. 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. Included in the landscape is the 18th-century Royal Temple of Pura Taman Ayun, the largest and most impressive architectural edifice of its type on the island. 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 2000 years and has shaped the landscape of Bali. The subak system of democratic and egalitarian farming practices has enabled the Balinese to become the most prolific rice growers in the archipelago despite the challenge of supporting a dense population. "

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1194

1194rev-001     Supreme Water Temple Pura Ulun Danu Batur
1194rev-002     Lake Batur
1194rev-003     Subak Landscape of Pekerisan Watershed
1194rev-004     Subak Landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru
1194rev-005     Royal Water Temple Pura Taman Ayun
 1194rev-002     Lake Batur
1194rev-003     Subak Landscape of Pekerisan Watershed
1194rev-004     Subak Landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru
1194rev-004     Subak Landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru  
 
1194rev-005 Royal Water Temple Pura Taman Ayun