Terraced Paddy Field, Ubud
this rice terraces of the village of Tegellalang, located about 9 kilometers north of Ubud via JL Raya Ubud is the most touristy and the most photograph rice terraces of Bali. However if you are an asian, this rice terraces is a common occurence in Asia as China has Rice Terraces in Yunnan Province, Vietnam has Rice Terraces in Sapa, The Philippines has Rice Terraces in Banaue. this touristy area is about a 15 minute drive from Ubud and there is an entrance fee for cars and vans of 10,000 rupiah to enter the terraces and hordes of locals selling trinkets ans souvenir items.
this route is near the road going to the Tampak Siring Holy Temple and Gunung Kawi, roads going to Kintamani, so you can ask your tour guide to have a stop here before going to Kintamani,
Its a great time when walking around the terraced paddy field.... the ducks playing around, and people walking on sawah....sit on the grass under the coconut trees.... and feel the air, and the sound of the leaves, birds, and nature.
paddy here is planted on slopes instead of a flat land ( like in malaysia ) thats why its called terraced paddy field. This is usually the case when land is scarce.
But it turn out to be a very picturresque scenery expecially when you see the farmers ploughing the field with bufallos...
Suddenly I have the urge to live in this peaceful and serene place ...but before I can dream further , my tour guide Chok was alreday calling all tour members to baord the bus to the next location .....