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Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Bali is a must visit for my family and I when we go on summer holiday in Indonesia. Beside enjoying the beach, I also love to stay in Ubud that used to be tranquil. Since Eat, Pray and Love, Ubud has changed so much in such rapid tempo. First time I came there in 1992 it was a little village. Now surrounding villages have been absorbed to Ubud center which in turn has transformed into a busy little town.

One of most visited spots in Ubud is Tegallalang due to its photogenic rice terrace. I wrote in 2012 that I was afraid the rice fields would disappear as villas and hotels are built.  Fortunately the beautiful rice terrace is still there.

Here are some pics I took when I was there on a hot afternoon in August last summer.

Unlike a couple of years ago when visiting the terrace was free, today tourists are to pay a certain fee to enter the area. There are direction boards with routes on walking paths leading visitors to explore it.

Tegalalang rice terrace Ubud

Tegalalang rice terrace

Along the route there are cafes and restaurants, in the following pics they are seen on the background. Most of the cafes offer (overpriced) drinks, snacks, meals and this amazing view.

Tegalalang rice terrace Ubud

More and more tourists find their way to Tegallalang rice terrace. It is touristy but I was a tourist too, so minding about this seems a bit strange. I don’t complain though cause I have seen this when only a handful of people knew about it at the end of 90es.

Tegalalang rice terrace Ubud

To avoid the crowd it would be best to come here early in the morning of late in the afternoon.

Next travel story is about a visit to a coffee plantation not far from Tegallalang. Stay tuned.

13 thoughts on “Tegallalang Rice Terrace

  1. Di Ubud sekarang mulai macet… terutama jalan menuju Monkey Forest. Pengaruh tidak adanya transportasi umum dan jumlah wisatawan yang semakin banyak. Bagus teraseringnya, setelah membaca ini saya jadi terinspirasi untuk berkunjung ke sana jika ada kesempatan. Malu rasanya sebagai orang Bali tapi belum kenal Bali sampai ke sudut terdalamnya. Terima kasih sudah menginspirasi, Mbak.

    • Udah lama macetnya Gara, sejak awal 2010. Aku rasa sayang sekali ini karena pernah mengalami Ubud masih tenang dan sepi, bebas bis-bis wisatawan besar itu. Ah, ngga apa. Aku tiap ke Indonesia selalu ke Bali tapi belum lihat semuanya.

  2. Wah waktu ke Bali Juni kemarin aku berniat ke sini Mbak tapi ga cukup waktunya. Desember nanti aku mau ke Bali lagi, this time mau beneran make time deh buat ke sini. Thanks untuk tipsnya Mbak🙂

  3. Mbak Yo penasaran yang sekarang kalau masuk harus bayar itu, pemerintah yang menerapkan? Maksudku legal itu dari pemda Bali atau dinas pariwisata Bali? Aku tertarik ini soalnya beberapa kali waktu ke pantai2 di Banyuwangi menemui pungli yang seolah2 itu dari dinas pariwisata setempat. Padahal ternyata pungli (setelah nanya2 ke masyarakat sekitar). Foto2nya bikin seger mata Mbak, ijo royoroyo.

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