Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of Ubud’s most iconic places to visit in Bali, Indonesia. It is a very popular place to visit by locals and tourists especially at sunrise. Photographers are almost always here getting those perfect shots.
Getting around Bali
The most convenient way of travel would be by scooters which can avoid being stuck in heavy traffic. Scooters can be arranged for $5 AUD per day. A car and driver can also be arranged for $60 AUD per day which is 6,000 RPI.
Where to find Tegalalang Rice Terrace and how to get there
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is easy to find but does have many entry points. It takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Uluwatu, 1 hour from Canggu and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Denpasar airport. These journey times are based on travel by car. Scooters can be rented from most accomodations for roughly $5 AUD (5,000 IDR) and the time can be halved to get to Tegalalang Rice Terraces. When you arrive in Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud you will need to head downhill and from there you can freelance around and have an amazing time with such gorgeous sights. Sometimes photos don’t do enough justice.
Map of Tegalalang Rice Terraces
What to expect to see at Ubud Rice Terraces
Tegalalang Rice Fields are usually filled with locals working away whether it is harvesting or just fixing the area up. The locals here in Bali work 7 days a week for their entire lives – their work ethic is inspiring. Along with the locals wandering around you can expect to see massive rice terrains that are absolutely gorgeous at either sunrise or sunset, photographers shooting the area whether that’s the landscape or people getting photoshoots done and with the occasional dog wandering in and around the Tegalalang Rice Terrains it is definitely a sight you do not want to miss visiting.
A dog wandering around Tegalalang Rice Terraces
A view of the Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Price for the Tegalalang Rice Terraces
You can expect to be asked to pay at multiple different local stations within the rice terrace but you only need to pay once off to enter and leave. Depending on the mood that the locals there will be in and how well the Tegalalang Rice Terraces are actually looking will also depend on how much you can expect to pay. I would advise that you should expect to pay $2.50 – $5.00 AUD which is 25,000 IDR – 50,000 IDR. If the rice terraces are busy that day you would be looking at a smaller charge compared to if the rice terraces are empty or not overly populated.
Moody scenes at Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Things to know before you go to Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The most important thing I would definitely advise to do is to wear appropriate footwear or none at all due to the very skinny pathways and slippery surfaces (especially if you accidentally fall).
Personally, the steep and slippery terrain is totally worth it when you get a chance to see the sunshine peeking through the tops of the palm trees. It is a blissful paradise. If you can manage to get one of the dogs to follow you or get at least one nicely shot in a photo it is definitely worth trying!
The Tegalalang Rice Terraces are not for someone who cannot walk freely and it is definitely not accessible for wheelchairs or gophers. You need to expect to do a little bit of hiking up and down stairs and if you accidentally slip to be able to pull yourself out of the sinking mud.
Make sure you bring your camera gear and plenty of water as the Bali weather is very warm and quite humid. If it is raining in Ubud I would NOT head to the Tegalalang Rice Terraces as it will be a little dangerous when it is wet.
There is not too many ATMs close by to the Tegalalang Rice Terraces due to the highway where you cannot stop. The ATMs can be a little intimidating but they have an English option for those who need it. Your withdrawn money will already be in Rupiah. There are several ATMs in the centre of Ubud.
Accomodation is everywhere in Bali, Indonesia from Villas to Home Stays.
If you are planning to stay somewhere in Uluwatu, I recommend The Prasana By Arjani Resorts. This villa is central in Uluwatu and is a little more on the expensive side but is an excellent accomodation with astounding service and beautiful views over looking the sea. I have previously stayed here for 3 nights and it is honestly pristine. Click HERE to book your accomodation at Prasana.
Other accomodation near Tegalalang
If you are looking for a much less expensive stay, Goutama Homestay for 1 adult which is 150m from the centre of Ubud is $21 AUD which converts to 21,000 RPI with breakfast included and a free cancellation fee if it is needed. Finding places to stay is very easy and won’t take much time to complete a booking. Click HERE to book your accomodation with Goutama Homestay.
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