Sawa


One must take the time to visit the sawa fields. Balinese farmers are the finest non-mechanical irrigators in the world. The network of terraces and waterways used to flood the terraces and then irrigate the growing rice make the most efficient use of water possible. Water flows from the highest mountains to the sea, diverted from natural streams to the terraces, highest to lowest in order, then on to another set of terraces, and on, until finally it leaves the lowest fields (sawa) and returns to the rivers near the sea. Ask your Driver for an exclusive trip.

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