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Jakarta Post

Three sites in Bali nominated for World Heritage status

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 6 2008   /  01:22 am

A team representing Bali World Heritage will attend a final meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in the next few weeks regarding a proposal to give three sites on the island world heritage status. One of the sites is a magnificent landscape of terraced rice fields with a traditional irrigation system in Jatiluwih, Tabanan. The others are Pura Taman Ayun temple in Badung and Pakerisan River in Gianyar. A spokesman for Pura Taman Ayun, A.A. Prana, said regents of Tabanan, Badung and Gianyar would be part of the team. "This is a final interview that will determine whether the three sites should be honored as world heritage sites," said Prana, who is also a businessman in the tourism accommodation industry. He said the proposal to honor the three sites had been submitted to UNESCO in 2000. Prana said during their visit to the sites last year, the ...