Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Tegallalang Rice Terraces are the iconic Balinese paddy fields structured in the shape of sloping stairs. This amazing landscape is an unforgettable sight and one of the highlights in any Bali trip.
A visit to the Tegallalang Rice Terraces will give you the opportunity to observe the irrigation process known as Subak, and locals farmers going about their daily activities and take photos of this breathtaking and unique landscape. The rice terraces focus on planting, processing, and maintaining the rice until it is time for harvest.
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces is located in Tegallalang Village. It is around a 15 to 20-minute car ride from the nearest village of Ubud and a 1-hour car ride from the capital city of Bali, Denpasar.
Opening Days and Hours
Tegalalang Rice Terraces are open 24 hours a day. However, the neighbouring restaurants and cafes are only open every 07:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee to the terraces cost IDR 15,000 (USD 1.05) per person, plus a parking fee of IDR 5,000 (USD 0.35) for a car and IDR 1,000 (USD 0.07) for a motorbike.
How to Get There
Tegallalang Rice Terraces is located about 36 kilometres from the airport and is accessible by road. You can travel via car or airport taxi, which will take a little over an hour. It is located next to the Tegallalang Village from the main road, and a parking area is available.
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are suitable for people of all ages who enjoy nature and want to learn more about the irrigation procedure used to cultivate rice in Bali.
Time to Spend
Most travelers will spend about 1 to 2 hours onsite, and this usually includes a stop for a bite at one of the nearby restaurants.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces face east, so for best photos you can visit in the late afternoon when the sun is in the west. It gets very hot if you go in the middle of the day.
A number of cafes and restaurants can be found near the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. A few can also be found along the main road of Tegallalang Village including an ice cream shop, which is one of the most famous ice cream shops in Bali. The restaurants and cafes serve local and international dishes.
- The Turtle Conservation Centre: 6 kilometres away by car
- Tampak Siring Palace: 6.3 kilometres away by car
- Pura Gunung Kawi: 5.6 kilometres away by car
- Kawi Mountain: 7.7 kilometres away by car
- Tirta Empul Temple: 8.5 kilometres away by car
A huge number of accommodation options can be found in Ubud, the nearest town, including hotels, villas, or resorts.
Good to Know
The best time to visit is in the late afternoon, as it is also the best time to take photos. Also make sure to wear sensible shoes when you visit as the area can be muddy.