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The 17th century Taman Ayun Royal Temple in Bali is one of the properties to be included in Bali’s Cultural Landscapes which is expected to be recognised by Unesco later this year.

Taman Ayun Temple, Jakarta Post 20120613
Taman Ayun Temple, Jakarta Post 20120613

Visitors invited to Taman Ayun Temple
Jakarta Post, 13 June 2012

Anak Agung Gde Agung, head of the royal family of Mengwi, has called visitors to come to Taman Ayun Temple in Badung regency to spiritually experience the grandeur and the beauty of one of Bali’s major temples.

Gde Agung, who is also regent of Badung, said he was so grateful when he heard the news that Taman Ayun Temple was being included in the UNESCO World Heritage List this year.

The Indonesian government had proposed the subak farming system and Taman Ayun Temple as part of Bali Cultural Landscapes for UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites. In addition to Taman Ayun, the government also included Batukaru mountain reserve in Tabanan, the Pakerisan watershed in Gianyar, and Lake Batur in Bangli in its proposal to UNESCO.

UNESCO is scheduled to officially announce its recognition of Bali Cultural Landscapes at the organization’s next meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 20.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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