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The Beautiful Tegallalang rice fields in Ubud, Bali

The Tegallalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali

Want to visit the breathtaking Tegallalang rice terraces in Ubud? 

The rice fields originally named “Ceking rice terraces” are a stunning setting of rice paddies that visitors can pay an entrance fee to explore them and also see the rice terraces swing. Also, the terraces are a UNESCO world heritage site and they should be on your list of things to do as it’s one of the most famous places to visit in Bali.

The location of the rice terraces is just north of Ubud in the quirky little Tegalalang village. It is known the terraces stand 600 meters above sea level, so there are epic views up there. The Ubud rice terraces are amazing and should be on your bucket list if you are visiting Bali.

The rice terraces are one of the best things to do in Ubud and you can certainly spend a good few hours at this top attraction. You can try some luwakee coffee and enjoy the amazing views. Have you got a travel Instagram profile? You will get some epic new Instagram photos of the rice terraces in Bali.

One thing people usually visit the rice paddies for is the Tegallalang swing. After trekking Mount Batur we were a little tired physically and mentally but we were love adventuring and finding new things to see, so we made it a priority in the day to visit the Tegallalang rice terraces north of Ubud, especially as we were staying in Ubud so it was one straight road for us.

We were mega pleased we decided to visit this top thing to do in Bali as it provides amazing views and lets you step into the historic culture of Bali.

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You should also check out the Campuhan ridge walk

The Ceking rice terraces in Ubud opening times

If you’re wondering what are the Tegalalang rice terraces opening hours? They’re open (24 hours a day). There is no guarded gate late on at night stopping visitors to the rice terraces.

during the day, you will be asked by local workers for an entrance fee to the Tegallalang terraces. However, generally, there won’t be anyone there at night. This is not somewhere you want to visit at night in Ubud. How can you enjoy the terraces in the dark?

The best time to visit the rice terraces is between 8-11 am, this is before the sun really starts to beat down and the narrow paths of the rice terraces aren’t overcrowded by other tourists. Also, it will help with parking and photo opportunities.

One of the other epic places to see is the Jatiluwih rice terraces in Bali.

The Tegallalang Rice Terraces Entrance Fee

Obviously, with all tourist spots in Ubud and Bali, there will be an entrance cost.

  • What does the Tegallalang rice terraces cost? The actual entrance fee to the Tegallalang rice terraces is: (IDR 15,000 per person) which is cheap really for the stunning views.
  • Furthermore, parking costs, IDR 5,000 / cars must be paid. Near the Tegallalang rice field, many cafes and restaurants sell food and drinks. The visitor’s seat looks towards the green rice field.

The Tegallalang rice terrace cafe

We had dinner at the Tegallalang rice terraces cafe and it was cheap but really tasty food. There aren’t many cafes in Ubud that offer these sorts of views though!

The food here is really good and the views are even better. Check out the other best places to eat in Ubud on your travels.

What is the Tegallalang rice terrace cafe opening time?

The actual opening times of the rice terrace cafe is 24 hours. You can get food here and drink at any time.

  • Most of the tourists who have visited the Tegallalang green rice field will sit or stay in the restaurant to see the rice field landscape. However, if you want to approach the rice field, it is recommended to go down and walk in the rice field.
  • The Tegallalang rice field is not open and the rice field is open 24 hours a day. However, for the restaurant or cafeteria, the opening hours are regular from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

The Ceking Tegallalang rice terrace swing

Another top thing to do at the rice terraces is the Tegallalang swing. Because you might as well do this top activity in Ubud whilst you’re visiting the rice terraces. You will rock the life out of your Instagram account with the photos you will take.

The sweet Tegalalang Rice Terrace Swing, which hangs between two palm trees, is located in the village of Tegalalang, north of Ubud, Gianyar, Bali.

What is the Tegallalang rice terrace swing entrance fee? Tegalalang Rice Terrace Swing Cost: (150.000 IDR) per person for a 5 minute go on the swing. The swing open daily from 08:00 to 19:00.

This amazing swing is located in a typical jungle setting in Bali. Also, you will want to make some new Instagram photos here. It is amazing.

The video below is a YouTube video of the Tegalalang rice terraces;

Tegallalang rice terrace review

The rice fields of Tegallalang is a traditional Balinese irrigation system called subak. Set in a valley, the Tegalalang rice terraces offer absolutely views of the rice fields and surrounding green landscape. It is a popular tourist spot in Bali as many visitors flock here from all over to see these epic wonders of Bali.

 

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If you’re a backpacking or on holiday in Bali then you should take the time out to visit the stunning terraces of Ubud. If you’re like me and appreciate the stunning scenery, you will no doubt enjoy these amazing tourist spots of Ubud.

While a few people in Ubud have changed their method for bringing home the bacon in the travel industry, some of them are still rice makers. These make, the rice terraces are kept in Ubud Bali. Likewise, you will see many Ubud terraces in Ubud Bali and a standout amongst the most excellent in the town of Tegalalang in Ubud.

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Ubud has three spots to see excellent perspectives of the terraced scene of rice, and there are:

  1. Tegalalang Rice Terrace Ubud.
  2. Rice terrace at Campuhan Village Ubud.
  3. Rice terrace in the villages of Pejeng.

Tegallalang Rice Terrace Ubud is the most famous of the three places to see the rice terrace in Ubud Bali. The Tegalalang rice terrace has become popular for tourists and has been recommended as a place to visit in Bali. Due to the location of the terraces of Ubud Tegallalang, between 2 famous tourist spots of Bali, which are Kintamani and Ubud.

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The rice terraces are one of the most popular things to do. Therefore, if you have met any travelers in Ubud then you will most likely bump into them again along the way at the Tegallalang rice terraces of Ubud. You will see many photographers trying to get that perfect picture of the rice terraces. Just like we did 🙂

  • So how much does it cost to visit the rice terrace of Tegalalang Ubud?
  • What is the best way to get the position?

To answer all the questions about the location, the best way to get the locations and entrance tickets. So keep reading this page! We will provide you with more detailed information on the rice terrace at Tegalalang and the attractions of Ubud.

Check out the coffee at the rice terraces of Ubud

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What else to Do in Ubud?

While most museums and art galleries are located along the main street of Jalan Raya Ubud, just a few kilometers from the city center, other attractions to visit and spend half or day, such as the Bali Safari & Marine Park, the Setia Dharma house, masks and puppets, and the Tegenungan waterfall. Some of them are:

  • Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave

Goa Gajah is one of the most impressive archaeological sites. It is located in the village of Bedulu, an area famous for its collection of historical sites. The temple complex is a six-kilometer drive south of central Ubud and an hour’s drive northeast of the provincial capital of Denpasar. Going down the stairs there is a courtyard and the “cave” of the eleventh century, where you can find sculptures of rock walls and a meditation site, while on the perimeter are a Hindu temple and an impressive pool of sources, excavated in 1954.

  • Ubud art market

The Ubud art market is located near the Royal Palace of Ubud in Puri Saren and is open every day. You will find beautiful silk scarves, light shirts, handmade bags, golden shoes; statues, kites, and many other handicrafts. Most of the goods are in the nearby cities of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan, and Peliatan. The market position of the artist Ubud, which deals with local art producers and in front of the royal palace, a central point of Ubud makes a strategic point for shopping and crafting Balinese memories

  • Tegenungan waterfall

The Tegenungan waterfall is ideally located halfway between Ubud and the capital of the Bali Denpasar province. They are considered the closest natural attraction of this kind, accessible in half an hour of transfer to the south-east of the city of Ubud. Arriving at the falls is a pleasant walk along the village paths with stretches of green rice fields on either side. To reach the falls, follow a trail of paths beyond the memory, which offers a panoramic view of the green valley. The dense foliage frames the waterfalls and the volume of water is impressive at any time of the year.

Want more of the best places in Bali? Check out the Pura Tirta Empul

How to get to Tegallalang rice fields from Ubud town center?

We traveled up from Ubud center and it took us around 20 minutes on a scooter and the road wasn’t that busy around 10 am but it does get busier as the day progresses. It’s also a sweet drive to see how the locals live and how they work the shops and cafes that are not aimed at tourists. You can walk it from the north of Ubud to the Tegallalang rice terraces of Ubud in 2 hours but this is a killer in the heat. You can also get a taxi from Ubud to the terraces for around $10.

One thing I noticed is friendly guys are driving up and down the road asking where your going (as general conversation), they then say the rices terraces are that way and point to the side of a cafe. It does lead to the terraces, however, you have to pass through their coffee shop. So the directions were trying to make a sale of coffee to you. Nevertheless, take advantage of this as it’s free parking and there isn’t much parking available around the Tegalalang rice terraces of Ubud.

#1 Get Bali Car Rental with Driver – If you only need transportation and you need to book a rental car with a driver in Bali. The average cost of a car rental in Bali with driver and fuel is IDR400,00. This price is flexible though depending on which company you decide to go with. I would also try and barter on the price.

If it is high tourist season in Ubud, you may find the prices a little higher than usual. But it is still worth visiting the Tegallalang rice terraces of Ubud on your visit.

#2 Book Tegallalang Rice Terrace Tour – The package itinerary is in your hands totally and you can customise the itinerary as you wish! It’s your trip you plan your day and the driver will cater.

Where are the rice terraces in Ubud? See the map below for the exact location

 

Where to stay in Ubud

There is plenty of great Ubud hotels. You can find luxury and cheap places to stay in Ubud.

We stayed in a few places around this amazing place in Bali. I’m going to share with you some of the best places to stay in Ubud.

  • Banana Homestay – This homestay in Ubud is in the perfect location and it’s within walking distance with all the top things to do.  This homestay offers very clean and comfortable rooms. These come with hot showers, free tea, and coffee all day long. There is also free breakfast included with this homestay in Ubud. The service here is also amazing and you will feel very welcomed in your stay. Also, the Wifi is very good here, always a tip essential. Overall making it a top place to stay in Ubud.
  • Jungle Fish Ubud – If you want one of the most luxurious hotels and best places for Instagram in Bali. Then you need to visit this top Ubud infinity pool.

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Summary

The rice terraces are one of the coolest things so see in Ubud. You can easily spend a few hours here just exploring the amazing rice paddies and enjoying a go on the swing. You can also taste some of the amazing Luwakee coffee on the rice paddies.

I would hire a scooter and make your way to the rice paddies, this is the most fun way and the cheapest way to travel in Ubud.

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1 thought on “The Beautiful Tegallalang rice fields in Ubud, Bali”

  1. I’m reliving my short Bali experience through your blog; thanks.
    We loved Tegalalang rice fields. The scenery was enchanting, the walk was easy to follow, and I didn’t pass whole hordes of tourists while there. The restaurant was crowded and the food so-so, but it had a nice view, and was a good place for my spouse to sit & wait for me while I walked the whole rice field loop. I loved Ubud, the Sangeh Monkey Forrest (not in Ubud, but not far – took great pics; nobody else there except a few guides), Tegalalang, my very early walks around Ubud from our hotel (Ubud Runik – basic, but modern, comfy, inexpensive, only 4 rooms, quiet location off of Jalan Bisma, great location). We are older and didn’t think renting a scooter would be safe for us, so we hired a guide 3 days who was recommended by a cruiser. For 3 days he picked us up from the airport, took us to hotels in Sanur & Ubud, and around the Sanur and Ubud areas and to the port. His name was Dewa Gede (dgrock1140@yahoo.com), He explained everything, spoke great English, had a nice, large car with AC and took us to places we wanted to go, plus to the complex in Ubud where he lived to meet his family, etc.
    I fell totally in love with Bali, but for anyone visiting, I’d certainly recommend getting out and about, not just heading to a beach. There is SO much more to see there.

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