Welcome back to another post in my Bali adventures! The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is probably in the top three most Instagrammed things in Bali and after looking at only a few photos, it is easy to see why. This large expanse of interlocked rice terraces (which spans a few miles) is located 20 minutes north of Ubud and is famous for its terraced layout. When I was doing research for my trip I knew it was a must-see and ended up visiting three different spots along it’s wide expanse during my few days in central Bali.
As it is positioned in valley the Tegallalang Rice Terrace, which features the traditional Balinese irrigation system known as subak, offers a picturesque lookout over the rice fields and surrounding lush, green landscape. While some of my photos make it look like I am wandering the rice patties alone ala Eat, Pray, Love, please know it is a very crowded locale between the tourists and the actual locals working the fields. As mentioned, the terrace extends for miles so depending where you enter there may be a small fee to enter – it is not official – likely a local who owns the fields and considering it is only $1 to $2 and it is their livelihood, give them the the money, and then go take your photos.
And if they were not instagrammatable enough, in many of the rice terraces they have built swings (which will get their own posts) and also nests that are made for posing – Case in point, my gram of the heart shape nest below. Take a look of the few I jumped in (often if you pay to get in the patties the nests are included in that cost but I did see many nests at highway rest stops or at restaurants that had a fee just to sit in the nest):
Does the Tegallalang Rice Terrace look like somewhere like to visit?