Jatiluwih Rice Terrace - Bali UNESCO World Heritages

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is a very famous tourist spot in Bali with a view of a beautiful rice terrace. This place is excellent for tourists, especially tourists who like nature. This is because, the nature is still beautiful with extensive rice fields, fresh air and beautiful scenery. Here, farmers have succeeded in preserving the ancestral cultural heritage to maintain the balance of nature. Meanwhile, the cool air and the life of the living farmers have attracted many tourists to visit this place. And also, this place continues to improve the public facilities to provide a sense of comfort for tourists to visit Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. On the other hand, Subak is a social organization of Balinese people. This organization has managed to protect nature in Jatiluwih and regulate the social life of local people. Therefore, UNESCO has designated this place as a World Cultural Heritage.

In addition, the name Jatiluwih comes from two words namely Jati and Luwih. The word Jati means true, while the word Luwih means good. Therefore, it is no exaggeration that Jatiluwih is a nice or beautiful place. The stretch of rice fields overlapping from the foot of Mount Batukaru to the edge of the ocean is a special attraction of this place. Also, this place has produced three different types of rice. The three rice include white rice, brown rice and black rice. White rice is a common consumption for the people of Indonesia and Bali. Brown rice has a low carbohydrate level so it is very good for preventing diabetes. Meanwhile, black rice is widely used to make pudding. This place produces rice with the highest level and many are exported abroad.

UNESCO World Heritages

Jatiluwih is one of Bali’s province landscape who own specific type includes rural, rice field and Subak Irrigation System. Subak is a community social organization that regulates the irrigation system and the life order of the Balinese people. This organization has succeeded in practicing an egalitarian system for farmers. This unique organization continues to be maintained by Balinese society until now. An organization that regulates irrigation systems with modern methods but the equipment is very old. Therefore, the UNESCO has appointed this site as one of the World Heritage Sites on 26 July 2012. This appointment has covered 14 Subak and 11 villages. It is consisted of 2,372 ha of rice field, 3,545 ha of garden, 9,316 ha of forest, 317 ha of housing area and 475 ha of wild bush.