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Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Enjoy the Beauty of Green Carpet in Bali

Jatiluwih rice terrace in Bali becomes more popular day by day since this place is listed in World Heritage UNESCO. When you come there, you will enjoy the nuance of rural region. With peace, fresh, and tranquility, the atmosphere is so different than the metropolitan, which is full with hustle and traffic. Jatiluwih becomes a choice for those who want to rid stress on mind. The rice terrace itself doesn’t have any history because Jatiluwih is a stretch of paddy field. Balinese people apply ‘subak’ to their field. Subak itself is an irrigation system that has been applying from generation to generation.

As traditional culture, Subak has a temple, which was built to dedicate to Goddess of Prosperity and Goddess of Fertility. In addition, Subak based on culture, and that is why people who live in Jatiluwih respect it because the irrigation system keeps togetherness. The leader of Subak has to be wise to apply this system because the area of Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is wide around 636 hectares. As you come to this place, the natural panorama will accompany you along the street. Fresh air and breezing wind makes the atmosphere of Jatiluwih more refreshing.

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is located at Penebel Sub-district, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia, and can be reached from the city around 40 km. Jatiluwih itself is situated at the range of mountain, precisely about 700 meters above sea level. You can follow the route from Denpasar – Kediri – Tabanan – Penebel – Jatiluwih. Second, Denpasar – Mengwi – Baturiti – Jatiluwih. Third, Denpasar – Bedugul – Jatiluwih. If you start your journey from Kuta, it will take around two hours. Usually, tourist will take travel agent to visit many tourist destinations in Center Bali, including Jatiluwih, Hot Spring, Subak Monument, and Alas Kedaton. If you start your trip from Ngurah Rai Airport, it will take around 1.5 hours by a car.

Jatiluwih is completed by many public facilities, such as parking place, toilet, traditional gazebo, and hall. Usually, the hall is used by visitors to rest. They can enjoy their time while relaxing and enjoy the beauty of rice terrace. Around this place, there are many restaurants, which are built by local to provide traditional dishes. If you want to spend the night in Jatiluwih, there are many guesthouses and villa. So, you can explore this area completely. 

Once you visit Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, you may not miss many beautiful spots, such as temples, rivers, traditional houses, and rice field itself. In order to enjoy all of these panoramas, you can do by cycling, trekking, or just walk around with your friends. The nuance of traditional life is very exquisite. The most scenery you will find is rice field and huts in the middle of field. You will come closer to daily life of farmer. The stretch of terracing looks so stunning. The line of dikes separates part of rice field. When the paddy still green, you will amaze the beauty of panorama, and if the paddy color changing to golden color, you have to record it with your camera.
Because Jatiluwih offers natural beauty that make foreign tourists love to stay longer to explore this area. For local tourist, maybe seeing rice field is usual thing and they can see it anywhere and anytime. But, for those who live in the city and they are surrounded by high building, this is one of fantastic view. If you are lucky, you will be able to see one of traditional ceremony named Petoyan, which is held once in 210 days in Balinese calendar.
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