Bali: UNESCO World Heritage site, Culture and Nature

A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or another form of significance. It also legally protected by international treaties and judged important to the collective interests of humanity.
Bali is the one of cultural and historical phenomenon respectively put into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy, Jatiluwih, Subak Pulagan,Taman Ayun Temple, and Pakerisan Valey

Duration 8 to 10 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Bottled water
  • sarong for entrance to temple
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Tegalalang Rice Terrace
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kawi
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Batur (Danau Batur)
What's excluded :
  • Personal Expense
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Stop At: Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Jalan Raya Ceking, Tegalalang 80517 Indonesia

tegallalang rice field
Tegalalang rice fields is a series of rice paddies located close to Ubud, in the centre of Bali, famous for its terraced layout. This is a traditional Balinese irrigation system known as subak. Positioned in a valley the Tegalalang rice terraces offer extremely scenic lookouts over the rice fields and surrounding green landscape. It’s a very popular tourist hotspot in Bali and a must-see in many Bali itineraries

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Kawi, Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552 Indonesia

Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring. 180 north east of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia, that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) that are carved into some 7-metre-high (23 ft) sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. These funeral monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens. On the east side there are five temples that are dedicated, according to one theory, to King Udayana, his queen Mahendradatta, and their sons Airlanga, Anak Wungsu, and Marakata. The temples on the west side are dedicated, according to the same theory, to the king's minor queens or concubines.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tampaksiring, Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency, Bali

Subak Irrigation System Using the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy.
The tri hita karana philosophy is an important principle held by the Balinese. The principle of tri hita karana is a method used by Balinese to maintain balance in their daily lives. By using this principle, Balinese can maintain a harmonious relationship between humans, humans and God, as well as humans and their natural surroundings.
Then, how to apply the philosophy of tri hita karana in the subak irrigation system? What you need to know, in the traditional subak irrigation system in Bali, rice fields cannot stand alone. All rice fields in an area, are in one unit. Therefore, when one rice field is disturbed or disturbed, the presence of other fields is also disturbed.

Irrigation management is based on a subak system, using landscapes using natural water flow. The source of water used is usually obtained from springs around the paddy field area, utilizing river flows that arise due to volcanic flow. In its application, the Subak system is fully implemented by the community without government intervention.

Regarding how to manage the subak system, there are special officers known as kelian Subak (pekaseh). Another task in the subak irrigation system is to distribute water so farmers can get their water intake fairly. Not only that, kelian also has an important task in maintaining social relations between each rice field owner.

The existence of the subak system can often be identified by the existence of Ulun Suwi Temple or Pelinggih Dugul which is intended as a form of worship to Dewi Sri.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tukad Pakerisan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Locked between the stands of verdant jungle, the pure waters of the Pejeng and Pakerisan streams gurgle their way over rocks and convoluted water courses. These two rivers form a holy rectangular area that is home to many ancient monuments.
Pakerisan Valley is a mystical river valley in Gianyar Regency which contains the remains of ancestors from ages ago. Within the cradle of this valley are prehistoric and pre-Majaphahit archaeological sites. It is indeed a spectacular sight. This ravine, located between rice fields, is the home of magnificent stone carved shrines that honor 11th century royalty.

Also, along the Pakerisan River, hidden beneath a deep stone carved staircase, is the magnificent Gunung Kawi Temple. Two rows of royal tombs, hewn from solid rock, they stand as monument to some long forgotten ancient ruler. The river flows though the centre of the complex and once again reiterates, the theme of holy water.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Batur (Danau Batur), Kintamani Indonesia

Hindu Temple, Pura Segara Ulun Danu Batur on Lake Batur volcano.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup at Hotel area ( Ubud, Sanur, Nusadua, Jimbaran, Kuta, Seminyak, Denpasar, Gianyar)
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not Allowed for women during monthly period (menstruation) entrance to the Temple
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-132985P11

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