Jatiluwih Green Land

Jatiluwih Green Land, Tabanan: Hours, Address, Jatiluwih Green Land Reviews: 4.5/5

Jatiluwih Green Land
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Farms • Scenic Walking Areas
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Nominated for designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Jatiluwih offers a beautiful view of contoured rice terraces irrigated using an impressive communal water system developed by Balinese farmers. The scenic drive through the quaint villages and verdant slopes of the central coastal regency of Tabanan adds to the experience.
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Peter H
Munich, Germany24 contributions
The Most Iconic Rice Paddies in Bali
Apr 2021
Jatiluwih is the biggest and most iconic rice paddies that you can find in Bali. It's so breathtaking and you can enjoy this place for hours. In order to have a better experience you may get a tour guide to bring you to the best spot available here.
Written 14 May 2021
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BWilson1980
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Stunning Rice terraces
Apr 2021
This was an amazing experience, we did this in the afternoon following doing the ATV tours on the beach with Aussie Bali Adventures, also in Tabanan.
The whole day was awesome and we felt like we seen the real Bali.
Written 3 May 2021
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia2 027 contributions
UNESCO site
Oct 2020 • Couples
There were only a view people when we visited this place. So we could really enjoy the green view without being disturbed by number of visitors. This UNESCO World Heritage site was unique. It shows the Balinese traditional agricultural system that applies multilevel irrigation for rice fields that we couldn't find at the other place.
Written 17 October 2020
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Alice Kotlyarenko
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Massive, non-touristy, and stunning!
Feb 2020
The Jatiluwih rice terraces are massive and absolutely stunning! We were there in February, so the fields were green and lush, but the best thing about this place was how quiet and uncrowded it was. That's a rare and precious thing in Bali. We spent an evening and a sunny morning at the terraces and saw no more than two or three other tourists. Other than that, it was just sweet and helpful locals going about their business.

Be sure to stay the night at Padi Bali's inexpensive bungalows. The owner and his family are warm and welcoming, and you get to see the sunrise right from your front door.
Written 30 March 2020
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Wildcat7400
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia812 contributions
Beautiful Green Rice Terraces Everywhere!
Oct 2019
Jatiluwih is derived from 2 words. “Jati” means “real” & “luwih” means “beautiful” in the Balinese language. Hence, the simple translation is “Really Beautiful.” It really is beautiful because you will be treated to a landscape of rice field terraces from the mountain hills to the seaside. For some, it is also known as “Jatiluwih Green Land” & this is the only place on earth that has 3 annual rice harvests!

Jatiluwih opens daily, from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Try visiting just after it opens or after 4:00 pm when the temperature is more tolerable. There is an entrance fee of IDR40,000. It was our 2nd last stop for the day & since we did not have much time to spare, we weren’t able to explore the beautiful scenic green paddy fields. Besides, I wasn’t in the right condition to walk much but the tour agent had thoughtfully given me a walking stick made from a tree trunk for assistance. So, I persevered.

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is located in the middle of Bali at the foot of Mount Batukaru in the village of Jatiluwih of Tabanan Regency. It is also about 850 metres above sea level in the Penebel district. Hence, the atmosphere can be cool at times.

In June 2012, UNESCO had recognised Jatiluwih as one of the World’s Cultural Heritage Site as the rice fields are being watered by a traditional method called the Subak Irrigation System preserved from the 9th century & passed down through generations. Since farmers depend on the Subak, different Subaks from the 150 rivers & streams in Bali come together & merge into a single system to irrigate the rice terraces. These successful Subaks were due to the stringent management undertaken by the villagers themselves through the village cooperatives who gained recognition as the dominant factor in Bali’s entry on the heritage list.

Since we had visited the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, we were able to make comparisons. In our opinion, the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace wins hands down. It is the biggest rice terraces in Bali, comprising over 600 hectares of incredibly well-maintained rice terraces & fields that follow the hillside topography of the Batukaru mountain range & is probably a replica of rice terraces in the 9th century. Hence, the landscape is far larger & the green fields are more expansive, magnificent & stretches by the kilometres.

The rice stems are much longer at Jatiluwih. So, at ground level they look less terraced than at Tegalalang.

There are fewer cafes & restaurants in Jatiluwih & the locals do not hound you for donations. So, you can afford to chill & relax even more. The atmosphere is more laidback, less crowded & the paths are easier to walk on.

We saw the famous Bali swing & some scarecrows that were built for photo opps to scare away the birds. My partner dropped some money in a donation box before we helped ourselves to some selfie photos on the swing.

On our way back up, we had stopped by a small & narrow stream which is part of the Subak. We had put our hands in the water & found it to be extremely cold & refreshing. I instantly felt like swimming!

As we walked our way up to the hills to reach the roads, we were able to appreciate the scenic views, the breeze, fresh air & peacefulness. However, nothing beats the mesmerising shades of green on the perfectly shapes terraces. It was iconic & stunning.

We highly recommend a visit to Jatiluwih.
Written 26 March 2020
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mafel973
Pasay, Philippines132 contributions
Refreshing Green
Mar 2020
Its almost an hour drive from Ubod town in Bali Indonesia. We enjoy the scenery along the road and more when we reached this place. Its green all over and so refreshing to view. Jatiwulih, aside from its beautiful rice terraces has added attractions like an adventure and nest swing and a restaurant with international menu. If looking for some excitement, you can try their adventure swing for a fee and enjoy some adrenaline-pumping ride. There is a free drink given to every guest. Food and drinks are a little bit pricey but one order can be shared by two people. Whats good about this attraction is, it has no entrance fee but the local government unit imposed environmental and parking charges . Furthermore if you dont want to enter the area with swing and restaurant, you can still see the stunning rice terraces because there is that viewing area along the highway for free. Visit this place in July to September to avoid heavy rainfall and wear comfortable shoes if you want to go down to the terraces for picture taking. So if you are in Bali don't miss this UNESCO cultural heritage site-a highly recommended itinerary.
Written 18 March 2020
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Arlene S
Zihuatanejo, Mexico195 contributions
Wonderful rice fields
Mar 2020
This is a beautiful UNESCO heritage site with rice fields at different levels all around you. The visual is magnificent.
Written 12 March 2020
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Carol H
Alice Springs, Australia214 contributions
Incredible scenery
Mar 2020 • Couples
We only had time for short walk, will come back and do others. Very serene and scenic. Funny quirks like art on pavement, straw art figures and more. So happy this area is Unesco site and being preserved.
Written 11 March 2020
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jhon boy
Bali, Indonesia5 contributions
What a beautiful view
Mar 2020 • Family
What a beautiful view, the field of green rice field was so soothing to the eye. Suitable for family vacations and photographs.
Written 10 March 2020
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Ruben R Mizrahi
Mexico City, Mexico1 831 contributions
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Apr 2019
Best place to experience the terrace fields. Why would you think the UNESCO declared it World Heritage site?
Written 26 February 2020
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