The Ngebedech Terraces, or Ouballang ra Ngebedech, are located in the southwestern part of Palau Island.
The area covers over 160,000 sq m of grassland savannah in upland Palau. The terraces performed multiple functions that include, according to UNESCO, "agriculture, settlement, defense, and ceremonial functions." Morgan (1988) argues that these terraces might be linked into larger more extended systems of complex topography.
World Heritage Status
- Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Ouballang ra Ngebedech (Ngebedech Terraces) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- Morgan, W.N. (1988) p 4
Ouballang ra Ngebedech (Ngebedech Terraces) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved 2009-03-03.