These lush, tiered rice paddies employ the use of subak, a traditional Balinese irrigation system that originated in the 9th century—giving the area an eternal quality. Surrounding the slopes are coconut trees and the rural district of Tegallalang.
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Entry to the rice field is 15,000 IDR. Local craftsmen and farmers sell their goods throughout the rice fields, though purchases and/or donations are not required.
Bali's working rice terraces have been an integral part of the island's society and culture by supplying food for locals for hundreds of years. If you can, visit for sunrise, when it's cool, quiet, and most serene.
Keep an eye out for the owner. He’s friendly and will even play the xylophone for you!
It gets hot and muddy later in the day, so be sure to set your alarm clock!
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