Ubud is home to the most recognizable rice field in Bali – the Tegalalang Rice Terraces.
Located just north of Ubud centre (20-30 minutes by motorbike), it is one of the most popular rice terraces in Bali and often pictured on many postcards that you will see for sale throughout the island.
From the moment you step out of your vehicle, you get an excellent view of the lush and green terraces that covered three hillsides and spread down into the valley below.
The terraces were built with the traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system called Subak, which according to history was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century.
You can go hike and take as many pictures as you want for FREE. There’s no entrance fee to hike in the terraces, however if you’d like to venture far enough you will come to a bridge where the locals who maintain the paths will ask for a small donation for the upkeep of the trails and bridges. Be sure to take several small bills with you for this “donation”. A 5,000 rupiah bill (20Php) for one person will be collected.
You can easily get a good view over the beautiful terraces from the road, or you can go for a walk in between the terraces.
There are also several cafes near the ledge where you can have a bite and drink and take in the scenery and admire the splendid views.
Several souvenir shops can also be found within the area.
Sample of a local artist’s painting of the Tegallalang Rice Fields.
Surely, this rice terraces is not to miss when you’re in Bali! It was like walking through a postcard.
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