Discover Jatiluwih Rice Terraces - Bali
While Bali is well known for its white sandy beaches, amazing sunsets and hospitable locals, there’s a lot more to it than these things that gives it its unique charm. Trip Guru encourages adventurous travelers who want to experience a different kind of scenery away from the provincial shores to travel to the vast expances of the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and marvel at the beautiful natural environment that it offers.
The rice terrace has been named as a Bali Cultural Landscape by UNESCO and is part of the Balinese Subak System, which defines the complex irrigation system that covers the area. Those wishing to visit the Jatiluwih rice fields will need to pay the entrance fee of 15,000 IDR. Once here, tourists will surely be amazed at the picturesque landscape that the rice terrace brings. Photo opportunities are quite abundant here, especially for those who appreciate nature. And what better way to enjoy the scenery than having a picnic lunch that overlooks the panoramic view of the landscape. There are various restaurants in the area that serve local and international cuisine for visitors.
For the more adventurous travelers who want to immerse themselves in their surrounds, there are various activities that they can participate in. There are trekking activities through the rice paddies, allowing tourists to get an up-close view of how Balinese farmers do their daily routine. It’s also possible to go around the area via bicycles or even via ATV for those who want to cover more ground. All in all, the majestic view of the terraces brings a sense of wonder and amazement to those visiting its green surroundings.
The rice terrace itself is a little out of the way, so travelers normally need to get their own transportation to normally get there. The exact location of the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is Penebel Village, Tabanan regency in Bali, and is around 41 km from Ubud. It’s best to get a car rental to get to the area due to its remote location. For those who wish to partake in the various activities here, it’s best to visit in the early morning or in the late afternoon, so as to avoid being scorched by the noontime sun.
What our experts tell about this experience.
A must! Something that you are not going to find everywhere... One of the symbolic attractions of Bali
The Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is extraordinary. The landscape will amaze you just as it has amazed me. I rode on an ATV with my friends and covered a lot of ground. Seeing the view in style! Seeing the farmers work hard and every once in a while, one would wave to us. The effort that they put into their work is highly respected. For a living, of course.. they would do their best.. Me, getting a closer view to what they do was quite interesting. Had me so interested I decided to go see how they did what they do! They taught me with smile..
I don’t think I’ve seen anything so green.. The fields I saw here were graceful.. Blowing in the wind with a slight view of the volcano in the distance. What a sight.. My friends and I had prepared a picnic too! Having a delicious picnic at the Rice Terraces with the view of heaven. What more can one ask for?
Having the rice fields as my background definitely made my bike ride a little bit more interesting. The Balinese farmers were very kind. Whenever I said hi, they would stop for a moment and wave back. It’s much better to be here with someone who knows the place though. I almost got lost getting back.