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Three historical sites in Bali have listed into World Cultural Heritage.

As it is exposed by some medias either local or international that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added three sites, which have been being the most tourism object since tens even hundreds years ago. Those historical sites include Pakerisan Valley, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Taman Ayun Temple are then included into the seven sites in Indonesia into the World Cultural Heritage Sites.

Based on the criteria of originality, supported from the local culture and the antiquity of the site, the following three Bali locations are now on the UNESCO list, include :

The first historical site is Pakerisan Valley. It is actually the river valley, which is situated in Gianyar Regency. The valley containing the prehistoric and pre-Majaphahit archaeological sites providing evidence of Bali's early Hindus and Buddhist settlement.

The second one is Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. This picturesque and mystifying terraces found only in Bali. It is situated in the region of Tabanan and this site is among the most striking examples of terraced agriculture in the world. Arguably Bali's oldest and most complex example of the Subak rice terrace system of agriculture.

While the third site is Taman Ayun Temple, an eighteenth century temple complex at Mengwi surrounded by a pool. The place looks like a tiny island, which is surrounded by the ocean.



Prior to the latest additions, Indonesia was home to just seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the Borobudur Temple Complex; Ujung Kulon National Park; Komodo National Park; Prambanan Temple Compound; the Sangiran Early Man Site; and the Lorentz National Park; and the Tropical Heritage Rainforest of Sumatra.


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