Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Tegalalang Rice Terrace comprises a series of cascading rice fields. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the area is especially popular during sunrise and sunset. Take your time to explore the terraces, visit the nearby Bali Pulina plantation, and have a go on the mountain-edge swings. To see the fields at their greenest, visit in March, August or September. They're also green in December and February but are slippery due to the rainy season. The rice terrace is commonly visited on a tour of Ubud which includes other places of interest like the Monkey Forest, Tegenugan Waterfall, and Tirta Empul Temple. – Tripadvisor
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  • David D
    Chatham, New Jersey293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit the rice terraces
    We stopped here during an all day private car tour around Ubud. We had lunch just down the street and we’re able to walk over. The scenery is amazing, walking through the terraces was amazing. I had a real sense of how steep the terraces are after walking down and then up! It was not too crowded but I could see it getting busy and not as enjoyable because the paths are narrow, as re the bridges and certain walkways.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Alex H
    Port St. Mary, United Kingdom2,599 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice view from a distance
    Nice rice terraces to be observed from a distance, and the views from some of the nearby coffee shops are good. It’s a shame it’s been kind of ruined with the photo shoots, and stupid instagram spots around the area, as this really takes away the authenticity of it. We even saw people having professional photography shoots here, ridiculous really. I’d say come and enjoy it early morning but don’t bother paying the entrance fee, unless you’re into the whole photo shoot thing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • harlemfamily
    New York City, New York716 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit!
    We loved this place - it is so beautiful and surprisingly accessible. We just drove up, parked on the side of the road and went for a walk. The gentlemen who sold us the tickers also helped us park. At the end of our walk, we sat and viewed the whole space from the balcony sipping a coffee. Really nice...
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Hany G
    Bakersfield, California1,829 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    On of Indonesia' s main attractions. It is a beautiful scenery where also you can do activities like swinging, suspended bicycle ride on a robe, and zipline. It is a great place to take photos as well. It takes around 30 minutes to visit the terrace.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • NCKM
    680 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful view, trek thru would be recommended
    The rice fields although still in use, are more of a tourist attraction. But its still worth a visit. We did not take any swing photos/ do zipline. We spent a couple of hours in the terrace enjoying its beauty. Our mobile cameras do not do justice in capturing the beauty of the place. The entrance ticket is a small amount. Come prepared with proper footwear since the trek is step and slippery at locations. There are many restaurants near by where one can get a great view of the terrace while dining.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Groundtruth
    Ottawa, Canada23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Instagram has ruined this little gem
    Doesn’t live up to the hype. I dare say instagram has ruined this place. While the far side of the rice fields are great to stroll and see the actual fields being worked, The over populated locations of instagraners and YouTubers more concerned about how they look and getting that perfect photo with zero interest in what the location is actually about says little about todays travellers. Sad reality is that they have taken photos that don’t actually tell the story of this location and have in essence caused the scores to rise higher than this location actually deserves. A good 3 hours and a 3 star location for sure….and only if you are in the area. But don’t go out of your way to visit this site as there are plenty of rice fields around the area without the commercialization and high prices in and around this tourist trap.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Anusa Lim
    Nashville, Tennessee6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ordinary
    The fact that there was a price to visit a rice terrace, in retrospect, was perhaps the first sign that this was a bit of a tourist trap. Although I'm sure that this originally acted as a strictly agricultural exercise for cultural purposes, it seems that today's major crop is being brought in on two legs. The majority of your steady Instagram needs are there, including jungle swings and people carrying baskets.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Indigo
    Christchurch, New Zealand22 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very meh, great potential but it is just too over priced.
    The most boring thing I’ve done in Ubud so far, and I like boring. But 50k to get in and all there is to see/do is a small waterfall, a very small amount of terraces (the large plot of rice terraces is actually split between 4-5 businesses so it’s not as big as it seems) and you could also get a drink I suppose. Everything else comes at an extra charge. The bali swings may have been a fun thing to do but at 100k I just couldn’t afford it as a budget traveller, any other activities were more than 100k (yes you have to pay separately for each thing) there were a few packages but again this was upwards of 300k. So in summary, if you’re a solo traveller, I don’t recommend, but if you are travelling with someone else with a large budget you may find this fun.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Stay16988915925
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to visit with the sweetest guide!
    Booked a guide tour to see tegelalang Rice teracce, tea and coffe tour and finally got to try the swing. Ended up with the sweetest guide Wayan. Talked happily about the place and the whole country, was so gentle and real sweet! A guide to recommend!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • twilightlily
    21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place
    Coming from SEA, paddy fields are not too In my list. However, the place is beautiful, nice small cafe to enjoy the view. Swings and Instagram worthy photo shoots with bird nests.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 September 2023
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Peri Mola
Medan, Indonesia117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you are into nature kind of traveller, make sure to visit this place.
TOP TIPS!
* if you are coming by car, you can only park at nearby parking area and if they offer you to buy tickets, opt not to but because there is big possibility you will not be asked for the tickets to get in, unless you get into the rice terrace through access from a restaurant.
* Get down to the rice terrace using the stairs that has no people (not from restaurant or cafe), so it will be free access.
* Inside the terrace, if there is some locals offer to quick access (through a closed fench), please be ready to pay.

Overall a great experience, the pathway are random and get to the top and you can see almost all the rice terrace view. If you want extraordinary experience try their swing for only IDR 100,000 (including 5 mins swing and photos & videos on your phone).
However don't rush to get one, there are plenty swings around. chose the one that has the background view you want.
Written 8 January 2020
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Traveltime
Genoa, Italy15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This place is really nice to hike, however if you are not going to hike, and just want to watch the terraces, it is not worth it. You have to pay immediately as you park the scooter or get dropped off, the workers there rush to you to make sure you do not see anything before you have paid. Then you walk past the hundred restaurants that want you to come in to enjoy the view from their place. It is very pretty to watch it from a restaurant, however as soon as you start walking down a little bit, the view gets worse and you only have to hike up again. If you do a tour or hike for at least half an hour the scenery gets more peaceful and less touristic, so I can definitely recommend that. To just come for the views I cannot recommend because some yards away, you can enjoy the same view for nothing. Also, research a little bit if you want to take a swing, because there are many!! All with different views etc.
Written 21 July 2022
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Jan K
Warwick, UK2 423 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The rice terraces are beautiful. But you get pestered by all kinds of vendors to buy their wares or use the jungle swing. Our guide paid for entrance fee, still another local tried to tell us that we had to make a donation. And remember, when you go down , you also have to come back up again.
Written 13 February 2020
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angelmusicmaven
New York City, NY254 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Only worth it if you want the staged photos, you can make only one prearranged rice stop, or you want to hit Bali Pulina plantation, really. As you approach you already get the touts trying to wave you in to their (pay) parking. Keep going till you see an open spot. Your next battle is the guys trying to charge entrance fee. Pick the entrance you can battle into or one with a cafe and argue that you're going to get something in there. It's a small amount but it's a scam 🙄. If you don't want to do the photos or swing, i think there's only one more "donation" spot for "other farmers property" and he's fine if you just put like 2k in. We stopped for a drink at the ladies' cafe on the opposite side and they let us use the toilet for free since we bought something. The steps aren't really all that breathtaking or exciting, in MY opinion, unless you don't have time to see any other rice fields... There are at least 2 you can walk to in downtown Ubud.
Written 29 January 2020
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ghost1975Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Nice trek and wonderful views. Beautiful pictures. I advise to go early in the morning to better deal with the hot clima and enjoy it peacefully without too many visitors. It is not a difficult trek but you should use appropriate shoes. Easy to flip in the mud... i just lost my sun glasses there. There are some beautiful terraces where you can enjoy the views. There's also entertainment with some swings in some terraces - not my thing!, i would prefer it without it.
Written 13 January 2020
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d0glover
Hong Kong, China683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
This is an easy trail to walk and scenic as well

Advisable to go early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the glaring sun. It gets really hot by late morning or noon

There are 2 points of entry. Either way works

Not a loop

So one needs to walk back to where the car is parked

Quite a few cafe at the end of the walk, incase need a refreshment or hungry

Written 20 May 2021
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Jack
Charlestown, Australia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Our entry was 50,000 each and upon entering the view is breathtaking. It really is something special which I think deserves to be seen.

The main terrace is littered with swings and people taking photos which is fine. We ventured down into the rice terrace and wandered up to the top of the opposite side. We sat and enjoyed a coconut for 30,000 and explored a bit more and found the entrance to the adjacent coffee plantation.

It was lovely wandering around but we really just enjoyed sitting and taking in the view. The same could have been done for price of a coffee from one of the nearby coffee shops which look over the terrace.

We didn’t encounter any workers wanting donations. We came across one checkpoint which was a donation bucket and we were happy to leave a small donation here.

Overall, a nice place, probably worth paying entry to be able to walk around and have a look the first time but in future I might just buy a coffee and sit at the top and take it all in.
Written 1 January 2024
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Johannes
Gothenburg, Sweden53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Majestic views - and a adventerous ”theme park feel” to the whole place. A bit over the top touristy with people trying to sell you things all over - and you have to pay a bit more for donations than what you thought. But it offers some nice surprise aswell - animals and local farming people’s everyday work.
Written 20 January 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The first stop that you should make is at Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Most of the local Balinese people makes a living as a farmer, specializing as a rice farmer. Hence, there are many rice terraces in Bali. In Ubud, the most photogenic one is Tegalalang Rice Terraces. The entrance fee is Rp 15,000 IDR per person. Tegalalang rice terraces during sunrise brighten the surroundings and crank up the photo’s saturation
Written 18 March 2020
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sleepy155
Hollywood, FL233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There was a charge of $20000 Rupiah (less than $2 USD) per person. You can walk around the rice terraces to the bottom of the valley but to go up the other side will cost you another $20000 Rupiah because it is owned by a different family. I suggest just staying on the one side because its the same view of the valley. You can ride a swing ($100000 Rupiah per person) or just look around and then do some shopping if you desire.
Written 28 January 2020
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