Monday 11 December 2017

Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy

This site gave me a real big headache! There are a lot of temples and rice fields in Bali and when this site was inscribed, not very long ago, there were a lot of postcrossers offering and collecting any water temple or any rice field in Bali as part of this site. I realized later that is not like that and the card I had brought me serious doubts. Then I received two more postcards and after some research I think that the first postcard of this post is part of the Royal Water Temple Pura Taman Ayun, the second is part of Subak Landscape of Pekerisan Watershed and the third, which was the first I received, is not part of the protected area. Forgive me if I'm wrong... 

Taman Ayun Temple
This postcard was sent by Emerich

Taman Ayun literally translates as ‘beautiful garden’ and is generally regarded as one of the most attractive temples of Bali. The Taman Ayun temple is situated in a beautiful park with trees and ponds, near the village of Mengwi in the south of Bali at about 8 km southwest of Ubud and 18 km northwest of Denpasar.
Pura Taman Ayun was built in 1634 by the Raja of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. It is a socalled Pura Kawiten or family temple, a special temple where the deified ancestors of the Raja Dynasty of Mengwi and important gods of other temples are honored. - in:

Tirta Empul
This postcard was sent by Shinta

Tirta Empul, Bali, is one of the largest and busiest water temples in Indonesia. The temple was founded in 926 A.D. and is dedicated to Vishnu, who is the Hindu God of water. The name of the temple actually means ‘holy water spring’ in Balinese.
Tirta Empul is located close to the town of Tampaksiring in the village of Manukaya. - in:

Karangasem Rice Field

The five protected areas (in red what I have):
  • Supreme Water Temple Pura Ulun Danu Batur
  • Lake Batur
  • Subak Landscape of Pekerisan Watershed
  • Subak Landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru
  • Royal Water Temple Pura Taman Ayun

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