As its popular name, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is a magnetic agriculture tourism village. A paddy’s verdurous masses decorate the entire area. Thereof attract tourists all over the island to see and get hypnotized by its beauty. Besides its natural charm, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace become hype since it was appointed as UNESCO World Heritage in 2012.
Lies in the slope of Watukaru mountain suit it’s agricultural pretty well. For the reason that they will never face a challenge to maintain their field. And aware of its advantage, bless by unlimited water running from the mountain. The locals maintain their rice fields by using a traditional irrigation system called Subak. So they can keep producing sustainable agriculture with an environmentally friendly standard.
Follow by a strong commitment from the farmer and the local government. To maintain at least 70 percent of the area for the purpose of agriculture only. For the reason that the entire village is willing to preserve their environment. As a result, they were blessed with an overflowing harvest. As their gratitude to God, the locals built some temples around the site. By taking a big responsibility to maintain their environment, they also preserve their culture.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Attraction
Feel the chilly yet pleasant temperature, as Jatiluwih is located at the height of 3,476 feet above sea level. And the cold temperature never goes up and is constant over the entire month in a year. Except during the monsoon when the rainfall drops and the temperature reach 19 degrees Celsius.
The mild atmosphere with a magnificent panorama is the best combination. Even since the Dutch colonial era, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace has been recognized as a very potential tourism destination. The exotic landscape of a total of 33 square km of rice terraces that not many western countries have.
Aside from its striking view and rice farmer population in the area. Jatiluwih Rice Terrace also offers another agricultural attraction. Alongside paddy, the farmer also grows tropical fruit and vegetable such as bananas and coconut.
Besides the natural scenic view hunt by visitors for their Instagram photos. The rice field that spread across 2.372 hectares of land is the star. Besides the panorama, the farmers’ routine is definitely one the thing not-too-miss. As the village is one of the developing eco-friendly and agricultural tourism. The farmer happens to get used to seeing tourists and most probably more welcome.
Mostly flattered by the tourist curiosity that drives hours to see their daily routine. Instead of using modern tools. The farmer here in Jatiluwih Rice Terrace are using an old irrigation system and traditional tools. Cleaning the rice field, hoeing the land, plowing the fields. Even growing rice without any modern tools.
Something fascinating to see and worth capturing in the camera. Since it’s not a usual scene compared to the development of the farming tools in a western country.
Cycling in Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Track
Enjoying the view around Jatiluwih by cycling is the best idea. By cycling around the area, visitors will be able to explore the vast rice fields. Get close and see the farming activities, even the locals’ life. The track is even suitable for people with basic cycling skills. Besides, it has various track and distance choices for various levels.
Even though the track is adjustable, before getting into the route. Make sure to warm up to avoid cramps. Bring along water, a hat, sunscreen, and changing cloth. And wear the most comfortable shoes during outdoor activities.
Bicycle rent is available on the spot with different prices depending on the duration and route. On the other hand, visitors coming with a group could opt for a group bicycling tour. The package includes a professional guide, a bottle of mineral water, lunch, and insurance.
In total, there is 5 trekking route, from the shortest to the longest trail. As a matter of fact, trekking in Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is suitable for all kinds of ages. For instance, the red line route is suitable for visitors coming with children. The red line is the shortest route and suits everyone who does not plan to sweat too much.
With a total of 1 km, visitors will get to see a lush green rice terrace. And meet the plowing cow, whether they working or resting. Done with the short track, relish the tasty local cuisine in the second-floor restaurant. The 360-degree view from the top of the restaurant was to die for. Either the short or long track, try to learn about the rice field’s biodiversity. Even more, try what the farmers do, plowing and planting the field.
The trekking trail varies from the short route of 1 km. Another route that covers from 1,7 to 5,5 km is definitely something worth trying. To avoid getting lost, stick with the trekking path or simply go with a guide.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Opening Hours
The rice terrace attraction is open from 8 AM to 5 PM. The best months to visit Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is from February to April. In these months, the paddy field is growing and shows its beautiful yellowish. The rice crop will be ready to harvest from June to July. Then, the farmers from the village around will gather and work in the field.
|Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Opening Hours|
|Every day||08:00 – 17:00 WITA|
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Entrance Fee
The entrance ticket for international tourists is Rp40.000. The price is the same for adults and children. Additionally, visitors coming in private vehicles will have to pay a parking fee of Rp5.000 for a car.
|Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Entrance Fee|
Accommodations like guest houses and cottages are scattered around the premises. Small shops selling coconut and restaurants are plenty serving high-quality food and beverage. To summarize, tourists could try different kinds of dishes from western to local cuisine. Some restaurants even have a front-row seating area facing the rice terrace.
However, there is no public toilet along the trekking route. In other cases, visitors will have to use the toilet at restaurants or small shops.
How To Get To Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
Unfortunately, until now public transportation heading to Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is not available. At this time, the public bus Trans Metro Dewata line 1 last destination is the Mengwi terminal. And from the bus terminal to Jatiluwih rice terrace is quite a distance. It takes another hour or around 35 KM. Since public transport is not available, that leaves tourists with 2 options.
First, rent a private car with a driver that will cost around Rp500.000 to Rp800.000 for 10-hour use. Second, rent a scooter that will cost Rp50.000 to Rp120.000 for day rent. For tourist staying areas in the south, Seminyak or Kuta the journey will take around a 2-hour. Combine the trip to Jatiluwih Rice Terrace with another nearby destination to save more cost. For example Bali Botanic Garden at Bedugul and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.
Address & Location
The vast rice terrace is located in Jl. Jatiluwih Kawan No.Desa, Jatiluwih, Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82152.