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. 🙂
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!
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. 🙂
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? 🙂
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