As its popular name, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is a magnetic agriculture tourism village. A paddy verdurous masses decorating 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 a hype.
Since it was then appointed as UNESCO World Heritage in 2012. Lies in the slope of Watukaru mountain suits it’s agricultural pretty well. For the reason that they will never face a challenge to maintain its field. And aware of its advantage, bless by unlimited water running from the mountain.
The locals maintain their rice field by using a traditional irrigation system call 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 preserving 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 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 a rice terrace that not many of the 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, coconut.
Lies in a total of 2.372 hectares the rice field itself is the star. Besides the natural view hunt by most of the visitors for their Instagram photos. The farmers’ routine is one of the not too miss activities. 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 flatter by the curiosity from the tourist that drives hours to see their daily routine. Basically, they are using an old 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 some memory in the sd camera memory. Especially not that a usual scene with 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, the tourists are able to explore more rice fields, farming activities, even locals’ life. The track is even accessible for people with basic cycling skills. With 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 cramp. Bring along water, hat, sunscreen and changing cloth. And wear the most comfortable shoes during outdoor activities. Bicycle rent is available on the spot.
With various price depends on the activities. A group tour is available for cycling buddies. The package includes the professional guide, a bottle of mineral water, lunch and insurance.
With a total 5 choice of the trekking route. Exploring Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is a pleasant thing to do. Not planning to sweat too much. Pick the red line route or known as the shortest route. With a total of 1 km, visitors will get to see a lush and 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 the biodiversity of the rice fields. Even more, try what the farmers do, plowing and planting the field.
The trekking activities vary from the short route 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 for tourists from the morning and closes before too dark. 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. Where the farmer from the village gather and work in the field.
|Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Opening Hours|
|Every day||06:00 – 19:00 WITA|
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Entrance Fee
Either for cycling or just walking the great outdoor landscape charges a small entrance fee. As charges for foreign both children and adult is the same price.
|Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Entrance Fee|
|Foreign Tourist||Rp 40.000|
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Some cottages, small shops and so the restaurants are available on the spot. Serving high-quality food and beverage. Visitors can try a different dish from western to local cuisine. Built-in a row facing the rice terraces. The rice dish even picked from the rice terrace.
How To Get To Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
Using a private rental car to Jatiluwih is the most convenient way. As mass public transport is not available to reach the destination. Depart from Seminyak or Kuta area will take a 2-hour drive. And it cost Rp200.000 – Rp300.000 one way.
While rent an average private car includes the driver will cost Rp 500.000 for 10 hours. Combine the trip to Jatiluwih Rice Terrace with another nearby destination to save more cost.
Address & Location
The verdant rice terrace located in Jl. Jatiluwih Kawan No.Desa, Jatiluwih, Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82152.