The Lingko Rice Fields of Manggarai

The Lingko Rice Fields of Manggarai

One of the more popular attractions in Manggarai, in Cara Village is the Lingko Rice Fields, also called Cancar Spider Rice Fields. These are no regular rice fields, which are usually terraced or spread out in rectangles. The Lingko Rice Fields are uniquely cultivated so that it appears round like a spider-web structure.

This unique shape has everything to do with the Manggaraian people’s culture and tradition. In the past, they were used to grow dry rice, corn and tubers. Rituals are actually held in the centre of each Lingko during planting and harvesting seasons. Each time a new Lingko is opened, a water buffalo will be sacrificed and a ceremony will be held. Different parts of the fields will then be distributed to different families within the community.

Today, the Lingko Rice Fields are used for wet rice cultivation. With this, rituals and ceremonies based on the ancient agricultural calendar used for growing dry rice have also faded. However, the Lingko Rice Fields still remains one of the must-see places to visit while you’re in Manggarai.


Travel Tips

– There are no facilities in the village, the nearest town is 16km away in Ruteng

– Leave a small donation when arriving at Cara Village

– Bring plenty of water and wear good walking shoes

Article Source:

Photo Credit:

Best of Flores – Flores Plus Magazine

Rediscover Hidden Paradise

In this section, you’ll find interesting tips and articles on everything Flores related over a wide range of topics including culture in Flores, people of Flores, destinations in Flores including the Komodo National Park, wildlife in Flores including the Komodo Dragons, diving and snorkeling in Flores, sailing around Flores, dining in Flores, accommodations in Flores, shopping in Flores and so much more. Flores Plus is part of the PT. Trijaya Dewata family, a premier publishing and media brand in Bali and Indonesia. Established in 1996, it has decades of experience with multiple titles in three languages published over the years. With the launch of Flores Plus, the company now will lead the way as one of the pioneers of tourist media in Flores and Komodo. Available now in English and soon in Japanese, the magazine has a strong online presence and engagement via its website, daily e-newsletters and social media platforms which are updated daily.

Tags: ,,,

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.