Jatiluwih : from Bali for the world

March 1st, 2015 | by TheJourneyMagz
Jatiluwih : from Bali for the world
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Jatiluwih, in the Balinese dialect, is translated to mean Beautiful Teak. This stunning stretch of rice fields is located in the Tabanan District, lies about 40 kilometers from Denpasar, or about 2 hours by road. At an altitude of 640 meters above sea level, the cool mountain air merges with the warm sea breeze. From atop the hill, visitors can take in the fresh air, appreciate the scenic views, and relax in the calming atmosphere. A fresh wind was blowing waves across the rice plants, birds soared overhead and the air felt fresh and clean.

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It was extremely peaceful and the fields even provided us a concert in the form of gurgling waters and the rhythmic drumming of wind powered noisemakers designed as scarecrows to keep birds from eating the rice grains.
The vast expanses of terraced, green rice paddies are stepped along an entire mountain, from its peak to where its foot meets the sea.

The fields that make up this area have adopted the traditional “Subak” irrigation system – a method that has been preserved for centuries and passed down from generation to generation. The Subak System reflects the philosophical Balinese Hindu concept of Tri Hita Karana, which brings together the realms of the spirit, the human world and
nature.


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