The Bali rice paddies They fill the island with an emerald green color, as well as being one of the main attractions for the thousands of tourists who visit the island every year. In Balinese cuisine, most of its dishes are accompanied by rice, such as its delicious nasi goreng, so it is the predominant crop of the island that is also one of the objects used in offerings to the gods.
Many of its plantations are located on mountain slopes, forming beautiful terraced rice terraces, which become one of the most beautiful postcards of Bali, as well as one of the most characteristic.
The irrigation system is very old but functional, in which each terrace is filled with the right amount of water and then fill those below. Farmers plant rice three times a year and Bali rice paddies They reach their maximum splendor some time before harvesting.
During our trip to Indonesia in 26 days for free we toured some of its most famous rice paddies, although it has been in this last one month trip, in which we have stayed in this Ubud villa, that we have not been able to enjoy them with more tranquility and With your best colors. Based on our experience we have made a list of what we think, are the 5 best rice paddies in Bali. We start!
Located 15 kilometers from Ubud, Tegalallang rice plantations are the most famous and one of the best rice paddies in Bali. They are located next to the main road and if you go by motorcycle or car from Ubud, we recommend parking at the public parking lot that is at the beginning of the rice fields, in which the price is Rs 5000 (30 cents) all day, price It is repeated in most tourist places of Bali. After leaving the parking lot and paying the entrance to the rice paddies (10000 rupees), it is best to walk the part of the road that goes to the plantations until reaching the end, where you can stop at the different viewpoints, some on terraces of restaurants and cafes, which you can also take advantage of to enjoy a refreshing young coconut With the best views.
2. Jatiluwih rice paddies
Jatiluwih rice paddies, located in the Tabanan region just under 2 hours drive from Ubud, were declared Unesco Heritage and are considered for many as the best rice paddies in Bali. They have the advantage of being very extensive and having a more difficult access than those of Tegallang, you can enjoy the experience with much more tranquility.
The entrance price to these rice paddies is Rs 40,000 (less than 3 euros) and you can park directly on the road that borders them, or in the parking lot that is enabled.
To reach all these rice fields you can rent a motorcycle, car or a car service with driver in which you decide the itinerary and the places you want to visit.
Rice terraces near Tirta Gangga
Map of the best rice terraces in Bali
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