Bali Island in Indonesia is known for its beauty, its laid back attitude, and its scenic beaches. People from India may not notice its terraced rice fields, but what if I told you that these rice fields along with water temples of Bali are part of the cultural landscape of Bali. This is the same landscape that has the UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition.
I have many reasons to visit Bali – the big one was to cover the UNESCO World Heritage site. Bali as the heritage site is baffling. The UNESCO site says it is the cultural landscape and the Subak system that is the heritage. It mentions one temple – Taman Ayun, which is a royal temple but no other temples are mentioned anywhere.