Tegalalang Rice Terrace – Bali’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Denis here - "Om Swastiastu" - and I’m about to show you one of the most beautiful locations in Bali. I’m of course talking about the Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud! You’ve probably seen the rice terraces of Tegalalang before: perhaps online or on someone’s Instagram profile? The cascading layers of rice fields that mark the side of Tegallalang’s green hills make this place one of the most magical sights in Bali. The terraces are part of an ancient irrigation system called subak, which has existed since the 9th century. As such Tegalalang Bali was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. This ancient UNESCO Bali site is still in use today and you may even see locals working the fields while visiting.
The rice fields of Ubud are about 35km north of Denpasar and can be reached by vehicle, which takes about 70 minutes. If heading from Ubud itself it will take less than 20 minutes (10km). Once there you will have a magnificent view of the Ubud rice terrace from the roadside. If you wish to hike down the terrace and up to the other side for another view, make sure you are prepared for the long walk. Bring comfortable walking shoes/sandals, plenty of water and sun protection. Don’t forget to take a photo at the I Love Bali sign when visiting this Bali nature land.
Tegalalang is one of the main attractions in Bali, and if visiting the rice fields of Ubud you can easily combine it with other tours in the area. The best times to visit are at sunrise at sunset, when the crowds are smaller and there is less heat. The Tegalalang rice terrace entrance fee costs IDR 15,000, plus 5,000 for parking. Be aware that the Tegalalang rice terrace price only covers entry to the area, and you will most likely pay more for other activities in the area.