Of all of the playground apparatus the swings were always my favorite. I loved seeing how hi I could go and that is likely why my top amusement park ride is the high swings. Fast forward to the world of Instagram and when I started seeing pictures of the various swings in Bali I knew at one point I would need to have take a swing on one. And with that context it should come as no surprise that I actually went on not one, but two Bali swings.
At some point I will share the pictures from the first but basically, it was an overcrowded and busy location over a semi-picturesque rice patty. Even though I had paid good money for the opportunity (quite expensive by Bali standards) when I saw the photos later that evening I was not thrilled with how they turned out and knew later in my trip I would have the opportunity to go agian – and here is that second attempt .
My driver took me early in the morning to Alas Harum, part of the greater Tegallalang Rice Terrace, and we headed first for the swing. They were definitely professionals, strapping me in safely to the harness in no time at all and offering to take my DSLR and snap photos for me (a true win). I chose the “Super Extreme Swing” where you are 25 meters or 75 feet off the ground which set me back $14 for the ten minute experience – a bit pricey? Yes. Would I do it again in a heartbeat? Yes. For those not quite as adventurous they do have a whole range of other options (swings, ziplines, sky bike, and more). Take a look:
Without a local guide I would think it would be quite hard to find where in the Tegallalang Rice Terrace to go on a swing (and end up like my first time), so I highly recommend this place. If you do go to this one – insider tip is to get there right when it opens (09:30 – 18:00 every day) and make sure to bring cash! As you can see from the photos I did it without shoes on as I had Rainbow Sandals on (flip flops) and those are certainly not allowed.
Would you like to go on the Bali Rice Swing?