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Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Spectacular cascading rice terraces and lush, tropical jungle landscapes. Popular for the picturesque scenery, bold and colorful selfie props, and suspended jungle swings. It’s an Instagrammer’s paradise. 

One of 5 UNESCO World Heritage listed Balinese rice terraces for the use of traditional irrigation system, “subak”, fed by canals and weirs centered around a sacred water temple. It’s not uncommon to see farmers diligently harvesting rice with traditional tools and methods.

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Price

Rp15,000 (USD$0.94)

Time Spent

1-1.5hours

Fitness level: Light effort

Hours

8am-6pm7 days

Look Around

Walking down steps towards lower valleyWalking down steps towards lower valley
Reflections on flooded paddyReflections on flooded paddy
Very large yellow spider along pathwayVery large yellow spider along pathway
"Love Bali" lookout point
Walking through rice terraces
View from restaurant along main roadView from restaurant along main road
Northeast view from pathwayNortheast view from pathway
Bridge at bottom of valleyBridge at bottom of valley
Westward view from east side of valleyWestward view from east side of valley
Climbing the eastern side of valleyClimbing the eastern side of valley
Walking through rice terraces
Westward view from east side of valley

Who Will Like Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Nature Lover

Wander along narrow paths and hear irrigation creeks gently trickling in the background. 

Culture Buff

Visit on a guided tour to learn about traditional Balinese rice farming methods and traditional irrigation system, “sabak”. Watch farmers walking in their ancestors’ footsteps.

Photography Whiz

Capture the scenic landscapes with beautiful sunrays dancing through the trees. If you’re lucky, a friendly farmer might pose for a portrait. Instagrammers will love the colorful “Love Bali” signs and suspended rope swings. 

Insider Tips For Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Visit in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the peak heat of the sun. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as there are some muddy, slippery, and rocky pathways.

Entry via the main gate costs Rp15,000 and provides entry up until the top lookout point. Additional &#Rp39;donations&#Rp39; are required to proceed down to the terraces (USD$0.94 & $0.00 & $0.00).

Seated rope swing on east side of valleySeated rope swing on east side of valley
Tourist on rope swingTourist on rope swing
Giant rope swing

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Where Is It

Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80561

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How To Get There

Motorbike

Parking Rp2,000 (USD$0.12). Street parking may also be available

Walking directions from motorbike...

What To Bring

Do:
  • Camera or drone.
  • Water bottle.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
Don't:
  • High-heel shoes.

Tech & Photography

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Not encouraged

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Sunrise

Tips: To visit at sunrise, payment of Rp 50,000 may be required to open the main gate.

Drones

Drones allowed: Yes (subject to national/regional rules)

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Food & Drink

Some small stalls within the rice terraces sell drinks and snacks. Several coffee shops and food stalls are along the main road. It’s not uncommon for locals to approach within the rice terraces selling drinks. 

Backstory

Tegallalang is one of 5 Balinese rice Terraces that received UNESCO World Heritage listing under the Balinese Cultural Landscape. This honor was not awarded for the terraces’ sheer beauty, but for their use of traditional irrigation technique, “sabuk”, and demonstration of “Tri Hita Karana”, a Balinese philosophy that prioritises harmony with nature, harmony with humans, and harmony with God. Examples of Tri HIta Karana include:

  • all buildings in the terraces being constructed with only natural materials, like wooden frames and grass roofs; and 
  •  the irrigation system centers around a water temple to honor the gods.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Pay Rp1,000-Rp2,000 (USD$0.06 - $0.12) to any local farmer you photograph.
  • Place donations in boxes near photo spots if you take a photo. 
  • Be respectful to farmers.
Don't:
  • Donate to every local who asks for money for bridge and path repairs. If you paid an entrance fee, that should be enough.
  • Obstruct the path of farmers.
  • Stray from the path and damage the rice fields.
Rice field workerRice field worker
Narrow walkway along east side of valleyNarrow walkway along east side of valley
Smiling rice field workerSmiling rice field worker
More rice field workersMore rice field workers

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Scenic landscapes.
  • Suspended swings.
Could Be Better:
  • Entrance fee protocol can be confusing.
  • Pathways can be steep, muddy, and slippery.
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