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 Known as:   Lingko Spider Web Rice Fields - Cancar    
 Description:   The colorfull rices paddies throughout Asia are commonly laid out in rectangular plots, or sometimes as stepped terraces, adding to their natural beauty. On the island of Flores, however, the rice fields form a delightfully unique shape, one that looks like a giant spider web.

This wonderful insect resemblance was not intentional, but rather the result of the traditional communal agriculture of the indigenous Manggarai people. Centuries ago, the cultivated land, known as lingko, was shared by the entire village. The communal fields were circular, with the lodok at the center, where ceremonial rituals were held around the harvest.

Each family was allocated a segment of the rice field, radiating from the center outward. (Each was inaugurated by the sacrifice of a water buffalo.) The more resources a family had, the larger their slice of the pie; at the time, the rice fields were shaped like pie charts. Later, the paddies were further subdivided by the decedents of the original owners, leading to the striking, web-like shape of the lingko today.
 
 Province   East Nusa Tenggara  Direction:      
 District   Flores    
 City   Ruteng - Lubuanbajo  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Scenery      Related links:      
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 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   -8.58625, 120.37021  
                     
                     
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