Mandala Mathika Subak is located in the city of Tabanan, capital of Bali in Indonesia. Tabanan is home to over 53,000 hectares of agricultural fields. Due to the importance given to rice cultivation, this city is known as the “rice warehouse” of Bali. Mandala Mathika Subak is the only museum in Bali that is dedicated to agriculture.
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The city of Tabanan is surrounded by rice fields and its agricultural traditions are protected by UNESCO’s recognition for its rich heritage. Mandala Mathika Subak is located in the Village of Senggulan, in Tabanan, amid the large complex that administers the city’s agricultural endeavours.
This museum showcases the history of the region’s irrigation system and rice cultivation mechanisms. The intricate social systems that have been prevailing through the ages too are depicted beautifully. “Subak”, which is the water irrigation system used in Bali for rice cultivation is demonstrated via a model. The history of this unique irrigation system is explained very well too. The “Subak” is renowned for being an un-mechanised, ecologically sustainable system and has been in use in Bali since 600 AD. The museum is also home to a number of traditional agriculture tools and ancient documents, which are fascinating for history buffs and also those involved in agriculture.
Some of the other highlights in Tabanan are Mount Batukaru (Bali’s second highest mountain peak at 2,276 metres), the Bali Butterfly Park, Pura Luhur Batukaru (Batukaru Temple), Pura Taman Ayun (Mengwi Water Temple) and the Sangeh Monkey Forest.
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