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The Magic of the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, Bali

If you have already gone through my blog on other occasions, you will know that I have a predilection for Bali. In Bali I feel at home and every time I go back I love to discover new places. The Tegalalang Rice Terraces are very popular and one of the most magical places in Bali. They are located in Ubud, and getting lost in its paths is one of the best things to do in Bali.


The entrance to the rice fields is completely free. You can access the small paths between the terraces, walk through them and enjoy this wonder.

The best time to see the terraces in their splendor is between May and August. However, throughout the year they plant rice and you can find terraces with taller plants and some shorter ones.

If you can travel to Bali outside of the summer season, better. Traveling in June, July and August can be horrible. And the rice fields of Tegalalang, like the rest of the island, are filled with travelers and this wonder is not appreciated so well.

Walking completely alone through Tegalalang is one of the best experiences in Bali. I love to park the motorcycle at the edge of the rice fields and descend along the paths, aimlessly, first thing in the morning. When the morning mist is still present and the sun begins to rise.

There are several viewpoints, they are usually more crowded when midday approaches, since the buses and tours arrive, for the route photo. For this reason, I advise you to walk and walk, because if you go into the rice fields there are hidden terraces, the views may not be so panoramic, but they are beautiful and it is worth disconnecting in this Zen environment.

At all times, you must respect the place. Please, do not throw garbage, do not step into the pools where the rice is planted and, above all, respect the farmers who work this land. On some occasion I have come to see real harassment, by some tourists, for being photographed with the locals who work the rice crop. Go unnoticed and enjoy this wonderful place.

Reaching the Tegalalang rice fields is not to be missed. They are on the outskirts of Ubud, they are very large and you have several options to visit them. You can park on the main road, on any side, and from there go into the trails. There are several main viewpoints and if you go with a car with a driver, they already know exactly where they are. Viewpoints are a good option if you have little time in Bali and just want to get there, stop and photograph the place.

In Bali there are many more rice fields, and some of them are much quieter and more unknown than tegalalang, you can see my post on The best rice fields in Bali at this link.

I hope you enjoy this place a lot, please take good care of it for when I come back.

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