”The Wisdom of Subak” Bali, Indonesia ep1
Without ‘Subak’, Bali would not be Bali. Although nearly 6 million tourists visit Bali in Indonesia every year, Subak is not well-known. Subak established and preserved the rural landscape, rich culture and art, local religious rituals, and the traditional Bali lifestyle. Subak, dating back to the 9th century, is both a system of rice irrigation and a farmer’s organization. It is not only a form of democracy, but also a manifestation of the ‘Tri Hita Karana’, which draws together the realm of spirit, the human world, and nature. In this episode, the viewer will explore Bali’s breathtaking terraced landscape and a world cultural heritage.