Rice terrace or terracing is a system of cultivating rice fields with multilevel shapes that is useful for preventing soil erosion. Hearing the word rice field is almost always synonymous with rural atmosphere.
- Tegalalang Rice Terrace
- Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
- Munduk Rice Terrace
- Sidemen Rice Terrace
- Rendang Rice Terrace
- Soka Rice Terrace
- Pererenan Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Tegallalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud's shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
Jatiluwih rice terraces pretty much cover the region of the namesake upland village in West Bali, most famous for its landscapes that are both dramatic and truly exotic. The site is one of the island’s must-see natural panoramas on par with Mount Batur and the caldera of Kintamani. The cool highlands and the breathtaking scenery of this village at the foot of Mount Batukaru makes for wonderful photo opportunities, and serves as a soothing retreat away from the island’s crowded south.
Munduk Rice Terrace
One of the places to enjoy long winding roads with scenic views of terraced rice fields is the village of Munduk, which is just a half-hour drive up from Lovina Beach. The rice fields here are steep and interspersed with coconut groves and rural village plantations growing various fruits and spices.
Sidemen Rice Terrace
Sidemen Village is East Bali’s panoramic answer to the more famous Jatiluwih rice terraces in West Bali. Here you’ll find a rural countryside down the southern hillsides of Bali’s tallest mountain, Mount Agung. Swathes of paddies and plantations in the village's countryside are tended by their respective farming communities.
Rendang Rice Terrace
Rendang is another attractive mountain village in East Bali’s Karangasem regency, with scenic countryside views complementing your drives through the capital of Amlapura. It’s dominated by rice fields and rivers, and the local craftsmen make their living from both agriculture and stone carving. The intricately crafted stone temples and statues can be seen lining the roadsides.
Soka Rice Terrace
The rice fields of Soka village, near the West Bali coast, are among the island’s few that are low-lying and close to the beach. You can easily find Soka along most of your tours to the west, particularly along the very busy Denpasar-Gilimanuk route (which leads you to the Menjangan Island and the West Bali National Park). Further north, along the road that leads to the neighbouring village of Antasori, you will find a beautiful expanse of paddies, with Mount Batukaru visible as striking backdrop.
Pererenan Rice Terrace
Pererenan is one of several farming villages in Canggu which offers a pleasant drive along its main road, with expanses of rice fields on both sides. Pererenan – and its sister village, Seseh – are favourite locations for horse riding tours, thanks to their paddies and exotically uncrowded black sand beaches.