THE UNIQUENESS OF SPIDERWEB RICE FIELD IN MANGGARAI

SPIDERWEB RICE FIELD IN MELER

If you are traveling to Flores Island, do not forget to stop in Manggarai Regency to see a uniqueness. The uniqueness will make you a little surprised, namely a rice field area that resembles a spider web when you see it from a high place. Local people usually call Lingko (spiderweb rice field).

The huge scenic round spiderweb shaped rice field is a representation of the complex unique Manggaraian agricultural lifestyle, especially in terms of distributing the fields to each family within a village community.

Lingko means farmlend, and the allocated share depends on the family’s size. lines are drawn from the center of the circular field to the outer edge, defining the size of a family’s land as a certain part of the resulting pie segments.

Spiderweb rice field is located in the west of Ruteng town the capital city of Manggarai the distance is about 18 km, and it is reachable by motorbike or public transport. If you arrive there continue walk up to Golo Timur hill to see the viewpoints of spiderweb rice field.

Written by: jhomarcello

Email: jhoemarcelo5@gmail.com

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