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The Tegallalang rice fields in Ubud, Bali

The Tegallalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali

What is the Tegallalang rice terraces in Ubud? The rice fields origannly 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 metres above sea level, so there are epic views up there. The Ubud rice terraces are absolutely amazing and should definitely be on your bucket list if you are visiting Bali.

The rice terraces is 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 an 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 was a little tired physically and mentally but we was love adventuring and finding new things to see, so we made it a priority in the day to visit the Tegallalang rice terraraces north of Ubud, especially as we where staying in Ubud so it was one straight road for us. We was 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

Let’s look what’s included in this post;

  • The terraces opening times
  • Entrance fee to the rice terraces
  • Eat at the Tegalalang cafe
  • A guide to the Tegallalang swing

The Ceking rice terraces in Ubud opening times

If you’re wondering what is the Tegalalang rice terraces opening hours? They’re actually 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 really 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 8-11am, this is before the sun really starts to beat down and the narrow paths of the rice terraces aren’t over crowded by other tourists. Also, it will help with the parking and photo opportunities.

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

The Tegallalang Rice Terraces Entrance Cost

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

  • What is 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, there are many cafes and restaurants that sell food and drinks. The visitor’s seat looks towards the green rice field.

The Tegallalang rice terrace cafe

We had dinner the Tegallalang rice terraces cafe and it was cheap but really tasty food. There isn’t many cafes in Ubud that offer these sort 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 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 9.00am to 6.00pm.

The Ceking Tegallalang rice terrace swing

Another top thing to do at the rice terraces is the Tegallalang swing. Because, you might aswell 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 take 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 absolutley 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 definitely take the time out to visit the stunning terraces of Ubud. If you’re like me and appreciate 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 is 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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Check out the monkey forest Ubud Bali

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The rice terraces is one of the most popular things to do in. Therefore, if you have met any travellers 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 photographer trying to get that perfect picture of the rice terraces. Just like we did 🙂

  • So ow 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 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 centre?

We travelled up from Ubud centre and it took us around 20 minutes on a scooter and the road wasn’t that busy around 10am but it does get busier as the day progresses. It’s also a sweet drive to see how the locals live and how the work the shops and cafes that are not really 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 there are friendly guys 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 was 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 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 usuall. But is 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 is the rice terraces in Ubud? See the map below for the exact location

Where to stay in Ubud


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There is plenty of great accommodation in Ubud. You can find luxury and cheap places to stay in Ubud. The hotels and home stays in Ubud cater to all types of visits. Ubud is a perfect place for backpackers and honeymoon holidays. The accommodation in this amazing place offers epic budget rooms and some amazing luxurious hotels for those of you wanting to experience a more luxurious 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 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 on 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.
  • Ubud village hotel – If you are looking for a more luxurious place to stay in Ubud, then this is definitely it. This is a classic Balinese hotel that is in perfect walking distance to most of the main attractions in Ubud, as it’s located in a great spot between the monkey forest and the town centre. The rooms at this top hotel in Ubud are large and very clean. You will receive a great Buffett breakfast and plenty of tasty fruit to set you up for a great day out in Ubud.
  • Undis Homestay – This is another great cheap place to stay in Ubud. It’s a budget homestay that offers amazing service, clean rooms and free tea/coffee. There is a good view of this homestay and you can even get a view of the flowing river that runs by it. You will be treated very well at this budget accommodation in Ubud and this is definitely a top place for backpackers to stay.
  • Hanging gardens of Bali – The Hanging Gardens of Bali is a lsweet-uxurious destination, which you will find located in the jungle. It is situated near Payangan, a village North of Ubud,  The enchanting five star luxury resort has 44 private suites and individual villas. The hanging gardens of Bali suites all have their own granite infinity pool, amazing.  Each villa is designed with traditional Alang Alang thatched roofs in complete harmony with nature. In 2014 the award was giev==ven for the World’s number one honeymoon destination in Bali. In 2015 Hanging Gardens of Bali has been awarded: World Luxury Hotels Awards, Seven Star Global Luxury Awards and World Travel Awards as well as other prestigious recognitions, such as the World Luxury Spa Awards and the World Luxury Restaurant Awards.  Guests here can catch the free bus as the airport is around 90 minutes away by road depending on traffic. This really is a sweet and luxurious hotel in Ubud you should stay at if you have the funds.

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 own way to the rice paddies, this is the most fun way and the cheapest way to travel in Ubud.

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