Rice terraces are, without any doubt, one of the most iconic sights of Bali that we just had to experience on our own. As we went to Ubud about a month ago, we decided to visit the famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Unfortunately for us, Google reviews did not paint the full picture and the place itself generated a lot of mixed feelings. Of course, the terraces are picturesque, but throngs of both kids and adults selling all kinds of junk were very annoying and left a bitter aftertaste.
Fortunately, we heard on the grapevine that there is a place called Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. After listening to what our friends had to say, it seemed like that it’s not going to be the same touristy hell like at Tegalalang. We hopped on our scooters and after some 90 minutes drive started enjoying beautiful vistas and strolling through a complex system of paths. And the rumors were spot-on! The terraces are beautiful and extensive – and also there are no crowds of tourists! There’s a downside, though: you have to pay 40k rupiah fee at the village entrance; kids go for free. We created a short video and tried to capture our experience:
So – if you’re ever at Bali wondering which rice terraces to see, don’t think twice and head to Jatiluwih. You won’t be disappointed.