Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Jitaluwih Rice Terraces, one of the most scenic attractions in Bali, is a UNESCO Heritage Site that features beautifully contoured rice terraces farmers have created during the 9th century.
In Indonesia, the name Jatiluwih means “a beautiful place” and in every aspect, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces has been true to its name — from the quaint, winding road to Jatiluwih to the breathtaking, ancient rice terraces, nothing is ever short of panoramic. Jatiluwih, which looks like a verdant stairway to the heavens, is a beauty beyond Bali’s beaches that shows the ancient farmers’ ingenuity which is evidenced in the communal water system they developed. Visiting the rice terraces means going to an off-beaten path, which also provides a chance for tourists to enjoy the sights and sounds of Jatiluwih uninterrupted.
The famous rice terraces are located at Jatiluwih Village, Tabanan, Indonesia.
Opening Days and Hours
The rice terraces can be visited anytime but since transportation is scarce around the area, it’s best to visit the sight before dark.
Entry Fee and Bookings
To access Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, foreign tourists must pay IDR 40000 (USD 2.95) while locals must pay IDR 15000 (USD 1.11).
How to Get There
- From Ubud, you can visit Jatiluwih Rice Terraces via rented car or taxi.
- You can also rent a motorbike which can bring you to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in 1.5 hours.
- Solo Travelers/ Backpackers
Time to Spend
If you plan to go on a hike, spend at least 3 hours. If you’re just planning to see the famous rice terraces, one hour is enough.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the tourist destination is in the morning when the weather isn’t too hot and the visitors aren’t a lot.
Restaurants near Jatiluwih Rice Terraces don’t just offer great food; they provide tourists with great, unobstructed viewing spots. Choose from J Terrace Restaurant, Gong Jatiluwih, Billy’s Terrace Cafe, and Warung Dhea Jatiluwih.
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