Ticking off this cultural landscape isn't as easy as simply taking your feet into the island. There are 5 designated areas that make up the WHS inscription: Lake Batur, Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Pekerisan Watershed Area, Pura Taman Ayun, and the Catur Angga Batukaru Watershed Area -- all of which I managed to visit during my 4-day stay on the beautiful island. So, technically, there should be an effort to see these specific sites in order for the visit to be counted as a bona fide WHS visit.  As a associative cultural landscape, the outstanding universal value of this site can be seen through the close relationship that the Balinese has with their surroundings. Tri Hita Karana — roughly translated into English as “the three causes of prosperity” – is a philosophy that governs and guides the daily lives and attitudes of Balinese. This unique concept puts premium to the universal respect of and observance to the three domains of the world: the divine (Gods), the universe (nature), and the domain of the people (human beings). This doctrine is said to be best illustrated during many special ceremonies, the most common of which would be the various acts of worshiping. More on my Bali experience with Tri Hita Karana, the single most important backbone of its inscription, at http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/photos-tri-hita-karana

Ticking off this cultural landscape isn’t as easy as simply taking your feet into the island. There are 5 designated areas that make up the WHS inscription: Lake Batur, Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Pekerisan Watershed Area, Pura Taman Ayun, and the Catur Angga Batukaru Watershed Area — all of which I managed to visit during my 4-day stay on the beautiful island. So, technically, there should be an effort to see these specific sites in order for the visit to be counted as a bona fide WHS visit.  As a associative cultural landscape, the outstanding universal value of this site can be seen through the close relationship that the Balinese has with their surroundings. Tri Hita Karana — roughly translated into English as “the three causes of prosperity” – is a philosophy that governs and guides the daily lives and attitudes of Balinese. This unique concept puts premium to the universal respect of and observance to the three domains of the world: the divine (Gods), the universe (nature), and the domain of the people (human beings). This doctrine is said to be best illustrated during many special ceremonies, the most common of which would be the various acts of worshiping. More on my Bali experience with Tri Hita Karana, the single most important backbone of its inscription, at http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/photos-tri-hita-karana

Ticking off this cultural landscape isn’t as easy as simply taking your feet into the island. There are 5 designated areas that make up the WHS inscription: Lake Batur, Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Pekerisan Watershed Area, Pura Taman Ayun, and the Catur Angga Batukaru Watershed Area — all of which I managed to visit during my 4-day stay on the beautiful island. So, technically, there should be an effort to see these specific sites in order for the visit to be counted as a bona fide WHS visit.  As a associative cultural landscape, the outstanding universal value of this site can be seen through the close relationship that the Balinese has with their surroundings. Tri Hita Karana — roughly translated into English as “the three causes of prosperity” – is a philosophy that governs and guides the daily lives and attitudes of Balinese. This unique concept puts premium to the universal respect of and observance to the three domains of the world: the divine (Gods), the universe (nature), and the domain of the people (human beings). This doctrine is said to be best illustrated during many special ceremonies, the most common of which would be the various acts of worshiping. More on my Bali experience with Tri Hita Karana, the single most important backbone of its inscription, at http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/photos-tri-hita-karana
By Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero bjeg2000@gmail.com

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Ticking off this cultural landscape isn't as easy as simply taking your feet into the island. There are 5 designated areas that make up the WHS inscription: Lake Batur, Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Pekerisan Watershed Area, Pura Taman Ayun, and the Catur Angga Batukaru Watershed Area -- all of which...