Rice Terrace, Bali
The Rice Terrace's of Bali are beautiful and certainly worth a visit.
The terraces go back over 2,000 years when hard-working farmers with primitive hand tools began carving the stepped terraces out of steep hill sides.
The emerald-green rice terraces in the river gorge north of Tegallalang village in central Bali ( are considered the most stunning and offer the best photo opportunitys.
Other popular lush-green and well-tended Balinese rice paddy's are in the Ubud area (including Sayan) and Pupuan, Jatiluwih. Tabanan and Tirtagangga.
The only downside to our visit to the Rice Paddies was the amount of hawkers that seemed to come out from nowhere, suddenly we were surrounded by them and virtually had to push our way through them to get back to the car.
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It's a beautiful scenery. It looks almost like a waterfall of greenery or geographical contours on a map. I took some lovely photos of it, especially when the sun was up and the terrace was partly shaded by clouds. It made a wonderful effect.
Jati Luwih Terrace Rice Field is beautiful. It is the padi field that grow glutinous rice and red glutinous rice. The Bali driver Norman encourage us to go further to the field for some photos. We had our lunch at one of the restaurant. The restaurant offer buffet and ala-carte meal.
We visited Jati Luwih terrace rice field in 2011 and 2013. With better camera, the scenery of Jati Luwih appear to be more approahing. We enjoyed our visit by walking into the padi field, by stepping on the soil, touching the water and listen to the water flow in the drainage. It is totally a great experience. When you visit a place, if time permitted, go further to feel the place.
Water is the main factor to successfully grow glutinous rice in Jati Luwih Terrace Rice Field. We were so lucky to meet with the early stage of planting the rice during our visit in August 2013. The rice seedlings were already planted, the natural water from the high hill is flow into the field. We walked along the drainage, we stepped the soil, we listened the water flow and we touched the water kept in the padi field. Our Bali driver told us, Jati Luwih grown white and red glutinous rice, tourists can buy them at most of the near by restaurants, they are on display for sales on the shelves.