Seven Bali Holidays

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Iconic Rice field Terrace Near Ubud

The Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud are known for its picturesque rice paddies and ingenious irrigation system. The traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation method, known as the subak, is supposed to have been passed down in the 8th century by a famous holy man named Rsi Markandeya. Tegallalang is one of the three most beautiful terraced landscapes in Ubud's common zone, the others being Pejeng and Campuhan villages.
The Tegallalang rice terraces alone provide a picturesque view that stretches down before you and out to the valley's far side. The high roadside site is cool and breezy, and it's a popular tourist stop and photograph area. This place is popular with painters and nature enthusiasts, and there are various art kiosks and cafés nearby.

At the Tegallalang Rice Terraces, there are a variety of things to see.
The Tegallalang rice terraces provide a superb Bali photo opportunity, with stunning views within close reach. The view stretches all the way down to the rice terraces that dot the valley's slopes. It's a popular view, yet whether or not there are tourists, this historic valley has a timeless feel. Visitors are frequently invited to try green coconut cocktails and purchase woven hats made from coconut leaves by local elders who own and cultivate the property. Some will even pose for photos with you (usually for a small fee).
Pakudui, Unique village with unique Masterpice
The small village of Pakudui, located near Tegallalang, is a craftsman's domain and a perfect spot to see local skill at its best. An astonishing array of beautiful woodwork and sculptures can be seen here. The villagers are enthusiastic Balinese craftspeople who have taken up various styles of sculpting, either passed down through generations or as a consequence of an ever-expanding creative process using the most natural of all media — wood. During your village tour in Pakudui, you'll observe the Garuda, a mythical Balinese figure that appears frequently. Carvings of mythological lions, horses, human figures, dogs, dragons, vases, frogs, kangaroos, cats, decorative totems, panels, doors, windows, tables, and more are also prevalent. The most daring painters go so far as to create large-scale dinosaurs. on the other hand, a bird-look like Garuda — Indonesia's national symbol – appears to be present in all of the works.
The Things you should know about Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Some souvenir merchants and elderly farmers may appear obnoxious. There are no set fees, so bring your negotiating talents or, better yet, remind yourself that you're only there for the photo. The charge for a posing farmer is entirely up to you, and the images are as stunning with or without a subject. While the Tegallalang area's rice terraces are a must-see photo opportunity, souvenir buying opportunities abound along the roadsides, and the drive to Pakudui village is well worth the time. After taking a right turn up from the famous rice paddy perspective, you'll arrive in Pakudui. Along the narrow, winding village road, you'll see exquisite carvings and wooden art forms.

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