Those who have been to Bali will attest the beauty of this island. From the beaches, the waterfalls, the volcanoes, the rice fields, the art and culture, Bali will surely fascinate you. What impressed me the most about Bali is the rice cultivation. Despite the increase in Tourism and the Population growth, Bali has maintained it's rice cultivation practices. Everywhere you go in the island there's rice. Rice is a staple food in Indonesia and Indonesia is the third largest rice producer in the World behind China and India.
Contributing significantly to rice farming in Bali is the Subak system of irrigation. It is a 1000 year old system that has been recognized by UNESCO @unesco as the World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Bali. The system consists of rice terraces and their water temples covering up to 20000 hectares. The temples are the focus of a cooperative water management system of canals and weirs (the Subak). The Subak itself is based on the Tri Hita Karana philosophy which explains the relationship between humans and nature.