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Let’s talk about the most Instagrammed place in Bali – the Tegalalang rice terraces! Tegalalang rice terraces are located in central Bali, just about 25 minutes of drive from Ubud. And if you ask me if the Tegallalang rice terraces are supposed to be touristy and crowded – yes they are, but not in the early morning and after 4 p.m. And whether or not touristy, I absolutely fell in love with the landscape – I just hadn’t seen something like this before traveling to Bali. The views are breathtaking, and the natural scenery – is absolutely unique!
Where to Stay Near Tegalalang Rice Terraces
As you would expect from a major travel destination in Southeast Asia, Bali has no shortage of options when it comes to accommodation. As always, I’d suggest you stay somewhere central, to make accessing all the attractions as easy as possible.
The Sun of Granary name is inspired by the great elements of the sun as lights of life, while the granary formed the resort’s unbeatable landscape surrounded by the iconic Tegalalang rice fields. The new name does more than firm the concept but is also believed to bring good fortune and prosperity.
The Sun of Granary Resort and Villas is a hidden exotic resort in Ubud. One thing about picking a nice stay is by sorting the hotel’s rating. The Sun of Granary came out as one with a very good rating of 8.7 on Booking. You can also make a direct booking here.
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Located on the secluded serene spot where your soul is stimulated by the unrivaled background of lush greenery, the chirping birds, and peaceful river stream sounds, The Sun of Granary Resort and Villas is designed as a perfect sanctuary for single travelers, couples, or families to disconnect from the hustle bustle life and reconnect with nature.
We recommend this resort in Tegalalang. Everything was good; the hospitality, the infinity pool with lush greenery views, the gym with complete equipment and greenery views, the spa is very relaxing, the room is amazing and the food is very delicious. The hotel is hidden in the jungle with rice terrace views but less than 20 minutes to Tirta Empul, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and Ubud Center. However, is the services provided that make this resort special. The staff is super friendly, and the location is beautiful, especially during breakfast you can enjoy the view of rice terraces while having your morning coffee. It’s a relaxing resort perfect for couples who like to relax and stay away from the noisy streets of Ubud. The hotel offers free shuttles to Ubud center and also helps rent bikes or arrange tours. For families with kids, there’s a cute kiddie pool with a slide as well.
The Sun of Granary Resort and Villas offers guests plenty of tailored wellness and fun cultural activities such as morning trekking around the inspiring nature, cycling tour to discover the neighborhood area, fun Balinese cooking class, picnic at the gazebo overlooking rice paddies, floating breakfast and many more.
Things To Know Before You Go
You cannot end up not being impressed while walking through the terraces … Tegalalang is one of the prettiest places I have ever been! It felt familiar to me – I had a similar feeling while visiting the Tea Plantations of Cameron Highlands in Malaysia (here).
Tegallalang Rice Terrace: How to Get There
Tegallalang Rice Terrace is located at Tegalalang Village in the centre of the island of Bali. You can reach the Tegallalang rice terraces in just 20-30 minutes of drive from Ubud. The terraces are also about 35 km from Denpasar (ca 1h 15 min by car), 45 km from Kuta (ca 1h 30 min by car), 55 km from Nusa Dua (ca 2h 30 min by car), and 45 km from Padang Bai (ca 1h 30 min by car).
Tegalalang Rice Terrace: Things to Know Before You Go
Opening Hours: There is no opening hours. Tegalalang Rice Terrace welcomes visitors 24 hours, every day from Monday to Sunday. The restaurants and cafes are open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Parking: 5.000 IDR for cars, and 2.000 IDR for motorbikes
Donations: You will be asked multiple times for donations – these donations are considered optional, but they felt mandatory to me! Anyway, the donations are an important contribution of the visitors for the local farmers who work here every day.
Things to Know about Rice Terraces in Bali
Indonesia is among the top ten rice producers in the World. Only China and India produce more rice than Indonesia. Bali is a part of the rice production, but the small island has rather a market for premium and organic rice in Indonesia. Rice to the people of Bali is much more than a food or rice field – it is one of the most important elements of the Balinese culture and tradition. Rice terraces and paddy fields are the most common sight in Bali and are the most photographed landscape by visitors.
The rice fields and terraces in Bali represent an ancient and complex watering system. The water comes from the surrounding rivers and mountains and the water canals built by the farmers allow the water to flow from one field into another. Growing rice in Bali is more difficult than you may think – almost all of the Balinese rice is still grown by hand, not machines. Balinese rice culture has been awarded World Heritage Cultural Landscape status by UNESCO which means that rice cultivation should happen 150 years ago.
And the Balinese are really proud of their quality rice! Each time the song “No Women, no cry” by Bob Marley came from the radio, the Balinese sang “No women, no rice” 😀
Most Popular Rice Paddies and Terraces in Bali
Tabanan, West Bali
Sidemen Karangasem, East Bali
Rendang East Bali
Ubud Rice Paddies (here)
Soka Rice Fields Tabanan, West Bali
Pupuan Tabanan, West Bali
Belimbing, in Tabanan Regency
Tirta Gangga, near Amed and Candidasa
Munduk Rice Fields North Bali
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