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Bali's Subak

Subak is an irrigation system that has been in practice on Bali since the 11th century. In this system, temples are used to direct water from canals and springs into rice paddies. ICOMOS reports that "The overall subak system exemplifies the Balinese philosophical principle of Tri Hita Karana that draws together the realms of the spirit, the human world and nature." This listing consists of five sites that illustrate the relationship between subak and Tri Hita Karana.
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