Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces in Tegalalang, Gian
Rice Terraces in Tegalalang, Gianyar

Tegalalang rice terraces is an amazing sight and is one of the most popular natural attractions in Bali. This tourist attraction is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites consisting of emerald green fields cultivated by local rice farmers.

For a thousand years, rice farming in Bali has operated following Hindu religion and traditional water-irrigation institutional arrangement of Subaks and Water Temples, which coordinate efficient water use and generate landscape-level pest control.

Tegalalang terraced rice fields, an agricultural icon on the cliffs of a traditional Balinese village is an ideal place to spend the morning or evening while enjoying the natural tranquility of rural life. Many tours depart from Ubud or other places in southern Bali include visits to terraced rice fields in Tegalalalng along with visits to Ubud Monkey Forest, Puri Ubud, several Balinese Hindu temples, craft villages in Ubud and its surroundings, Sekumpul Waterfalls, coffee plantations and visits to see the still active volcano Mount Batur and Lake Batur in Kintamani.

At Tegalalang visitors will find green expanse that is very rare to find in urban areas. If visitors want, they can also go directly to the rice fields and cross a small river, then walk from one terrace to another, capturing every green corner. Tegalalang is a suitable place to refresh from the hectic daily activity, or just calm the soul in the countryside. They also have places to have a cup of coffee or soft drinks.

Tegalalang terraced rice fields is a place that must be visited by photography lovers and first-time visitors to Bali. Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and lots of drinking water because on the trip the temperature can be very hot and humid. A full day tour visiting a number of sites, with visit to Ubud and Tegalalang rice terraces can take up to 10 hours.