The rice terraces have an important role in the lives of all the people on the island. Not only the rice is a major ingredient in their kitchen and is used in the clothing and construction, but it is a part of their thousand years culture and part of their communion with land and gods. They also make offers to their Gods using leafs, incent sticks, rice and flowers. After every morning’s blessing, some balinese hindu will wear the rice on their body.
What you need to know before visiting Tegalalang Rice Terraces Ubud:
- you will be asked to pay for the parking if you come here by car. For motor bikes the parking is free. (yes, your rented motor bike will be safe there)
- there are plenty of local and street vendors here. You can negotiate everything, depending on your bargain skills, you can buy stuff at a 25% of the original price. However, if you want to shop, go to Ubud Market. You will have plenty of things to chose from there.
- The Tegalaland Rice Terraces are visited by millions of people annually. So you can imagine that the rice here doesn’t grow like it used to. The terraces are more touristic than authentic rice fields.
- There are frogs, tons of insects, mosquitos and even snakes!!!! If you want to explore and climb, please make sure to dress properly and wear shoes.
- if you are unlucky and arrive there between the crops, you can travel around and will find it closely.
For a more authentic rice experience you can rent a motor bike and walk around Ubud. This village is surrounded by real rice fields that are very beautiful.
Love, Danu ♥