Tegallalang Rice Terraces is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bali and it is easy to see why. Tegalalang Rice Terrace is up there with one of the most beautiful man-made wonders I have ever seen! Don’t wait any longer to experience some of the best Bali rice fields for yourself.
WHERE IS TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACES & HOW TO GET THERE
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces can be found in the popular rainforest region of Ubud. Tegallalang Rice Terrace is approximately a 20-minute drive north of Ubud.
The best and easiest way to get to Tegalalang Ubud is by scooter. A scooter rental in Ubud costs around $5 – $7 per day and can usually be rented from your accommodation. Alternatively, you can find some wheels to rent in one of the dozen scooter rental shops on the main street of Ubud.
MAP OF TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACES
Tegalalang rice terraces
ARRIVING AT TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACES
When you arrive at Tegalalang rice terrace there are multiple entry points down into the valley. Find a safe place to park your scooter on the side of the road and you can find a set of stairs down to Tegalalang via one of the cafes on the hillside.
The best time to visit Tegallalang rice terraces is at sparrows fart. For those of you who don’t know the expression ‘sparrows fart,’ it means at sunrise. Not only will you avoid the crazy crowds by arriving early to these Bali rice fields but you will also get to witness the magical sun rays beaming through the coconut palms, lighting up the phenomenal Tegalalang rice terrace.
Arriving at Tegalalang Rice Terrace Bali
Arriving at ‘sparrows fart’ to Tegalalang Ubud
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE BALI
There are a few areas to explore at Tegallalang rice terraces and my absolute favourite spot is in the furthest valley. From the roadside, you’ll have to hike down, back up again and around the corner to find the ultimate spot within the Tegallalang rice fields. The way is clearly signposted so it is easy to navigate around Tegallalang by following the signs and the concrete pavers. I would recommend spending anywhere between 30-minutes to 2-hours to explore all four corners of Tegallalang rice terraces.
When you reach the furthest valley at Tegalalang, you’ll start to see the magnificent sun rays beaming through the canopy above. A local man resides in a small hut that sits on top of the terraces and he is usually inside playing therapeutic tunes on his wooden xylophone. He will also approach you and ask for a donation for walking around ‘his land,’ so my friends and I gave him 20,000 rupiah each. I guess you could say this was the unofficial payment for entering Tegallalang rice terraces.
Early morning rays at Tegalalang rice terrace
Incredible sun rays at Tegallalang rice terraces
An unforgettable sunrise at Tegallalang Ubud
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACE – CONTINUED…
Tegalallang rice terrace is a popular spot for Instagrammers, so no doubt you’ll be sure to see a well-known photographer or even a famous model strolling around these Bali rice fields.
The Tegallalang rice terraces are impressively cut out into walls of the valley with up to 10 tiered levels of rice paddies and cascading water throughout. As you continue to explore you’ll get to see the local farmers going about their daily routine harvesting the rice and maintaining the valley, making it more enjoyable and picturesque for visitors.
A number of tree swings are strung around the treetops throughout Tegallalang rice terraces that can be quite the thrilling experience. The price to use the swing is 250,000 rupiah ($25) which I think is outrageously expensive for what it is, though it’s a once in a lifetime experience for some.
Food and drinks are readily available at dozens of warungs that are dotted around the hillside at Tegalalang rice terraces. Not a bad spot for a meal with a view if you ask me! Most businesses will open their doors from 7am onwards.
Drone shot of Tegallalang rice terraces
A local farmer at Tegallalang rice terraces
Tiered terraces in the Bali rice fields
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