Ngebedech Terraces

The Ngebedech Terraces, or Ouballang ra Ngebedech, are located in the southwestern part of Palau Island.

Site descriptionEdit

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."[1] Morgan (1988) argues that these terraces might be linked into larger more extended systems of complex topography.[2]

World Heritage StatusEdit

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on in the Cultural category.[1]


  1. ^ a b Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Ouballang ra Ngebedech (Ngebedech Terraces) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ Morgan, W.N. (1988) p 4


  • Morgan, W.N. (1988), Prehistoric Architecture in Micronesia, University of Texas Press. ISBN┬á0-292-76506-1