A View Of The Rice Terraces In Bali, Indonesia.
The Balinese rice terraces go back over 2.000 years when hard-working farmers with primitive hand tools began carving the stepped terraces out of steep hill sides. Generation after generation the fields have extended. The terraces are of high importance because rice is the staple food for all Indonesians.
These platforms can be seen everywhere in the middle of the rice fields, its an old believe that you have to put the seeds before sowing on top of this construction, if you place them on the ground, the seeds will get heavy and will take a long time to develop. There are a lot of “believes” surrounding the maintenance of a rice paddy!
The rice terraces in the river gorge north of Tegallalang village in central of Bali are generally considered to offer travellers the best photo opportunity. Other popular lush-green and well-tended Balinese rice paddy sites include those in the Ubud, Pupuan, Tabanan and Tirtagangga.
The rituals of the cycle of planting, maintaining, irrigating, and harvesting rice enriched the cultural life of Bali for thousand of years.