Taman Ayun Temple becoming the center of irrigation distribution for the surrounding subak areas has officially become a World Cultural Heritage. Delivery of the certificate on the recognition of UNESCO to Subak Landscape in Bali was centered in Taman Ayun Temple, Badung on Monday (Sep 24). Deputy Regent of Badung, Ketut Sudikerta, received the certificate directly from Mr. Kishore Rao.
Ketut Sudikerta on behalf of the Mengwi Grand Palace, community of Mengwi and the government expressed the highest appreciation to Mengwi community and the surroundings of Mengwi who had supported and properly maintained the agricultural and irrigation legacy. The existence of Taman Ayun Temple with the agricultural irrigation was a sublime legacy that should be well maintained.
“Inauguration of Taman Ayun as one of the landscape points of Subak as World Heritage is a commitment to guard Badung in order the values of Tri Hita Karana and function of Taman Ayun remains to have social, economic and religious values that ultimately could build harmony to fellow humans, environment and the Creator,” said Sudikerta.
Other than Ketut Sudikerta, certificate of the UNESCO recognition was also received by Gianyar, Bangli, Tabanan and Buleleng Regency. Present on the occasion were the Minister of Education Mohammad Nuh, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Jro Wacik, Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, Windu Nurhayati, Director of the World Heritage of UNESCO Kishore Rao, senior figure of Mengwi Palace along with families and community of Mengwi, Badung. (BTN/015)