Man-made Terraces

Notable terraces laid out in gardens and parks, or for agricultural use.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Alto Douro patamares
Ambohimanga
Assisi Roman city plan (which is still intact) was based on terraces
Bahá’i Holy Places Bahai gardens
Bali Subak system
Bassari Country Fields are organised in terraces (AB ev)
Battir
Bethlehem terraced gardens
Changdeokgung Palace Complex "The garden was landscaped with a series of terraces planted with lawns, flowering trees, flowers, a lotus pool and pavilions set against a wooded background." - AB Document (Unesco Description)
Chavin
Chichen-Itza surrounding El Castillo
Costiera Amalfitana used for the vineyards
Dacian Fortresses Sarmizegetusa Regia was constructed on five terraces (wiki)
El Fuerte de Samaipata By the Incas
Fort and Shalamar Gardens Shalamar Gardens are terraced
Hani Rice Terraces
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine "... over 1,000 man-made flat terraces, large and small, have been identified. The flat areas are the sites of workshops where silver production was carried out" (nom file)
Konso
Koutammakou "Some of the fields are terraces on the hills."
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
Machu Picchu
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
Maulbronn Monastery The Cistercians (and their lay brothers) made them for water management purposes
Medina Azahara To construct the buildings on different terraces, the mountainside had to be specially prepared. The bare rock was cut and the foundations filled in with the resulting stone blocks to create a wall, and then on the outside, the foundations were filled in and supported by thick retaining walls. (AB ev)
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha "The monasteries demonstrate a flexible architectural style that adapts to the landscape. Some, such as the halls of Baoguosi, are built on terraces of varying levels" (wiki)
Nemrut Dag "This funerary mound, whose interior layout remains unknown despite numerous attempts to locate the dromos, is surrounded on the east, west and north sides by artificial terraces" (AB ev)
Oaxaca and Monte Alban Monte Alban: "the site is characterized by several hundred artificial terraces" (wiki)
Palenque
Persepolis Persepolis is located over a half artificial terrace.
Petra
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
Potsdam Sans Souci Palace Vineyard Terrace
Preah Vihear Temple (stone terraces attached to the hills forming entraces and temple grounds)
Qadisha Valley agricultural terraces
Qalhat funerary terraces (AB ev)
Qhapaq Ñan Huacahuasi, Rumiqolqa, Choqetakarpu
Quebrada de Humahuaca The precolumbian site of Coctaca has agricultural terraces
Quirigua
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Villa della Regina's Terrace Garden
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Rio Abiseo National Park Gran Pajat
San Agustín "huge monumental platforms, terraces and mounds"
San Pedro de la Roca Castle built in a series of terraces
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca Pumapungo
Serra de Tramuntana
Sukur Terraced fields
Tarraco built on terraces
Um er-Rasas Cultivated terraces were built by damming the bottom of local wadis with low terrace walls (nom file)
Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Vat Phou Vat Phou Temple (stone terraces attached to the hills forming entraces and temple grounds)
Vatican City Cortile del Belvedere (never completed)
Villa d'Este
Wachau Cultural Landscape vine terraces
Wulingyuan Rice field terraces of Tujia villages
Xochicalco "The main ceremonial center is atop an artificially leveled hill, with remains of residential structures, mostly unexcavated, on long terraces covering the slopes" W(wiki)

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