Any visitor coming to Bali for a holiday would realise that the lives of the people of this land are closely inter-connected with farming, agriculture and simple living close to nature. Everything that one sees in Bali and everywhere a traveller goes to would remind one of the harmony in which they live with nature.
Subak Museum located in Sanggulan area, Kediri sub district and Tabanan regency about 20 kilometers west of Denpasar town in Bali is a place that showcases this land’s traditional agricultural equipment, documents and tools and generally remind the visitor of the Subak Organisation. This is an agricultural organisation that has been a significant body in this part of the world for more than one thousand years.
The museum is open to the public and it is one of the main tourist attractions in this region. The visitors to this area may find it interesting to know that there are a number of tourist hotspots in the vicinity.
There are two main parts to the museum and one can be sure to get a good understanding of the farming system after a visit to this setting. The building here houses equipment used for cultivation and irrigation and showcases documents and many other tools which are typical to the industry.
Another part of the setting is an open section which is a replica of a cultivation area complete with irrigation facilities to demonstrate to the guests who come here about the manner in which irrigation and agriculture function. For anyone keen to know about the various ceremonies and rituals that revolve around the agribusiness cycle, this is the place to go to.
The museum was established to create awareness about the Subak system that was an integral part of the lives of people who lived there and to protect the knowledge and traditions attached to it. Guests staying at any Ubud hotel or a luxury retreat Bali such as the Uma Bali can make a quick trip here during their stay in this amazing countryside. It is sure to be a great experience for both the young and the young at heart.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.