Jatiluwih Rice Terraces In Bali – Visitor’s Guide

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Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed Site in North Bali.

They’re the largest and most picturesque rice paddies in potentially all of Indonesia and definitely not to be missed when visiting the Island of Gods.

Jatiluwih Bali is far less crowded and unspoiled compared to the more popular Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud and I highly recommend adding this unique cultural site to your list of places to see in Bali.

I have put together this ultimate guide to visiting Jatiluwih including how to get there, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE ARE JATILUWIH RICE TERRACES?

Jatiluwih is located at the foot of Mount Batukaru in the Tabanan Regency, North Bali.

It’s approximately a 1.5-hour drive north of the main tourist hubs of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.

You can simply use Google maps to guide you to these beautiful rice terraces, here is the exact pin location.

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HOW TO GET TO JATILUWIH BALI

The best way to get to Jatiluwih Rice Fields is by car or by scooter.

You can rent a scooter online in advance and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, and Ubud.

If you are staying in Ubud and plan on visiting Jatiluwih Bali from here, the drive is a little shorter and takes only 1-hour.

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Exploring Jatiluwih Bali

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JATILUWIH RICE TERRACE TOUR

Another alternative to visiting the Jatiluwih UNESCO Cultural Site is to book a full-day tour to see the highlights in North Bali.

The Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.

This tour covers some of the best spots in North Bali including Jatiluwih Rice Fields, Taman Ayu Temple, Bali Coffee Plantation, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, and Tanah Lot Temple for sunset. 

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JATILUWIH RICE TERRACES ENTRANCE FEE

The entrance fee is absolutely FREE and visitors are free to roam around these magnificent rice fields at their own pace.

There is plenty of space for parking a car or a scooter in the parking lot near the main entrance to the rice terraces, and from here it’s a short walk down the paved path and into the rice fields.

Upon arriving, the local rice farmers are overly friendly and very quick to give you a big smile and a wave which will surely make your day!

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BEST TIME TO VISIT JATILUWIH RICE TERRACE

The best time to visit Jatiluwih rice fields, in my opinion, is at sunrise or as early in the morning as possible.

Due to its east-facing location, you’ll get to witness a memorable sunrise as it comes up over the horizon and fills the terraces with its golden light.

If you’re not a morning person, it’s still possible to visit the rice terraces at any time during the day.

Please bear in mind that there is a lack of shade down in the rice fields which poses a risk of dehydration if you plan on wandering around under the midday sun.

Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water.

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Sunrise at Jatiluwih UNESCO Site

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The landscapes around the Jatiluwih UNESCO Cultural Site are both dramatic and exotic.

These magnificent terraces cover over 600 hectares of incredibly well-maintained rice paddies that date back as early as the 9th century.

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You’ll find the air temperatures up here in the Batukaru mountains to be much cooler and it’s the perfect place to get away from Bali’s hot and crowded south.

Experience the local farmers at work in the rice fields and they also make for great photo opportunities when wandering around the Jatiluwih UNESCO Site.

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An aerial perspective

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A haze of clouds over the terraces

You could easily spend a couple of hours roaming around the Jatiluwih UNESCO Site and most likely not see another tourist in sight.

Jatiluwih rice fields comprise natural beauty which makes it a very unique location in North Bali and definitely not to be missed on your itinerary.

There are also a number of small restaurants and cafes that line the side of the road at the entrance to the rice terraces.

You can stop here for breakfast or lunch once you have finished exploring the beautiful Jatiluwih UNESCO Site.

Should you need to use the bathroom before or after your visit, you can find the toilet amenities located next to Bhuana Agung Coffee Shop.

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Sunrise in the rice fields
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Jatiluwih Rice Fields

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JATILUWIH HARVEST SEASON

The harvest season at Jatliuwih is every few months, so if you want to see the rice paddies fully grown before the harvest, be sure to visit between the months of February – May and also between September – November.

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If you visit between the months of June – August, chances are the paddies will be filled with mud, and they won’t be as aesthetic for photos.

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

The northern region of Bali is an adventurer’s wonderland that has so much to offer! Be sure to read my other blog posts to discover more popular locations in the region.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL

Bedugul has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul for all budgets.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend.

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MID RANGE: HANDARA GOLF RESORT

Handara Golf Resort is a 3-star resort set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, a tennis court, a wellness spa, and an 18-hole golf course.

The rooms are large and each has a private bathroom, a seating area, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and lake views.

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BUDGET: PONDOK NYOMAN

Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples.

They have double rooms available with spacious living, a balcony, air conditioning, and a private bathroom.

Other features include a shared lounge, rice terrace views, a swimming pool, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast is included for all guests.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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