“Communion with the Infinite”

"The care and veneration shown by the Valley's inhabitants for their settlements and towns, their temples and holy places, are closely matched by their concern for the natural environment, in the sowing and harvesting of the rice which is their staple diet.

Thus, farming becomes an artistic creation. Over the centuries, the face of the land has been shaped by this process. Thousands of terraces have been constructed and landscape veined by countless canals to irrigate the growing rice. This great task of landscaping has been carried out with no other tools but simple hoes.

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Himal Southasian