A Day at Tegalalang Rice Terrace: In the Realm of Dreams


SLOW down… Inhale… Stay there… Soak up the magic… Take a deep breath and disengage your senses. Lo and Behold! Tegalalang rice terrace in Ubud can have such a mind-numbing impact on your senses that you may lull into the deepest slumber. And you get to know why life so slow is all kinds of sensual. 😮

Your visit to Bali is incomplete without having seen a rice terrace in Ubud. Seriously- they’re all over the place! Seen from a distance, you can make out gentle slopes cascading down lush green hills. It’s a sight that’d make your heart skip a beat- trust us.

These famed cliffs are just perfect for you if you wish to reconnect with Mother Earth and rekindle your senses. The sprawling rice fields are located in the Tegalalang Village and they are approximately half hour drive from Ubud. 🙂

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Famed Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Panoramic View of Tegalalang Rice Terrace Ubud

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Lush Green Tegalalang Rice Terrace Ubud

Your drive to the village is going to be a smooth one and you won’t mind slowing down during the journey, like us, as it is the journey that matters as much as the destination. Other than that, you’ll find so many shops along the way for topping your appetite for tribal jewelry and gorgeous dreamcatchers. You’ll want to own them all! 😉

You can find a lot of art galleries, panoramic balconies, and cutesy cafes near the Tegalalang village. These are ideal for staring and marveling at the well-laid terrace designs, which have been maintained with traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system and labor from the village clan.

A coffee to those surreal views is something we would never forget in a lifetime. Or, you could also get down and dirty, & walk around the rice terraces, without any entry fee. Tegalalang rice terrace is photo worthy from all angels so make the most of your camera and go clicking all day long!

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

You’ll find numerous cafes dotting the line of village

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

We had our lunch here

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Of course I bought dreamcatchers

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Tegalalang Rice Terrace view from the cafe

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

It’s just beside Carik Terrace Warung

Yes, there’s no fee for prancing around the paddies, however, the villagers graciously ask for a small donation for maintaining the trails and bridges. A 5,000 IDR (0.5 USD) would make a good difference to them. 🙂

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Donation Please!

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Couldn’t get enough of these views

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

One parting shot ;)

On your visit to Ubud rice fields –  just close your eyes and slip into a peaceful reverie – experience the world vaporizing into nothingness.

Have you been to Ubud? Did you get to visit the Tegalalang rice terrace? 🙂

You can read all our posts on Bali here.

Author: Prerna

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  • Reply Ryan April 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Looks amazing. Pretty jealous right about now!

  • Reply Kathrin April 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Oh wow! When I look at these photos I want to travel now to Bali! Your post motivates me to follow my dream. I was in Asia a few times, but never in Bali. Thank your for this great article!

  • Reply Vivienne April 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Your pictures are amazing!! I wish I could be there right now.. 🙂

  • Reply Anita April 21, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Another reason to visit Bali. Thank you for showing me this, gotta add them to my list of non-beachy things to do

  • Reply Mindy April 21, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Wow that looks amazing! I love your photography as well.

    • Reply admin April 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      That’s what we exactly aspire to hear. Makes us so so happy – Mindy! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Fredy314 April 30, 2017 at 10:44 am

    The questions now, how much does it cost to visit Tegalalang rice terrace Ubud? Where is the location? Also, what is the best way to get the location?

    • Reply admin April 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Fredy, as already mentioned in the blog, there’s no entry fee for visiting Tegalalang rice terrace, though you can donate a small amount, as per your wish! You can use Google Maps to easily reach the paddies! Also, it is just 30 minutes drive from Ubud. I’d share more information in my concise Bali itinerary! 🙂

  • Reply Sandy September 9, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Bali is one of my all time favorites. Been there thrice. So I can understand totally you falling in love with the natural beauty. 🙂

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