Jatiluwih rice terraces
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Jatiluwih rice terraces are the biggest and most picturesque rice paddies in Bali and potentially all of Indonesia. The vast expanses of terraced, green rice paddies are stepped along an entire mountain, from its peak to where its foot meets the sea. The view from the mountain village takes in the whole of southern Bali. It named a UNESCO Cultural Landscape.

The landscapes around the Jatiluwih Unesco Cultural Site are both dramatic and exotic. The temperature is much cooler and it is the perfect place to get away from Bali’s hot and crowded south.

This amazing place covers over 600 hectares of incredibly well-maintained rice terraces that date back as early as the 9th century. You will get to experience the local farmers at work in the fields which makes for great photo opportunities when wandering around this UNESCO Cultural Site.

The fields that make up this area have adopted the traditional Subak irrigation system. It is a method that has been preserved for centuries and passed down from generation to generation. Perched on a high terraced slope, Jatiluwih deserves its name – Truly Marvelous.

Location
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are located at the foot of Mount Batukaru in the Tabanan Regency.

The Fact About Jatiluwih

  • Admission is IDR 20.000/person
  • There are a number of small restaurants and cafes that line the side of the road at the entrance to Rice Terraces. You can stop in here for breakfast or lunch once you have finished exploring the beautiful site.

 

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