They are the world’s most pivotal cultural landscapes as recognized by UNESCO and follow the highlands’ cascading hillside. A local subak cooperative of the village maintains these picturesque rice terraces. You can gain entry to the main area by paying an entry fee that goes to the village’s cooperative fund. When here, do not miss out on the impressive 180-degree views, just halfway that feel like you are viewing a “sea of green”.
Location: Jalan Jatiluwih, Penebel, Tabanan, Bali 82152, Indonesia
The outlook of the high roadside feels breezy and cool. Being located in a little valley, with palm trees on all sides, the scenery calls for making the most of a Balinese photo opportunity. The vista lounges away and down to the terraced slopes and have a timeless aspect about them.
Local elders cultivate and own the land and may invite you to sample their tender coconut drinks. Do try them, and do not forget to buy the woven coconut leaf hats that these locals make.
Location : Jalan Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
If you are not partaking in the paddy trekking tours, you can set out for walks over the luxuriant hillsides that cross rivers to separate farmlands. Thus, you can gather knowledge about the organic produce that grows locally here. You can purchase colourful silk and hand-loomed cotton cloths with printed rice paddy landscapes on them, as mementoes.
Location: Sidemen Village, Jalan Semarapura-Karangasem, Karangasem, Bali 80864, Indonesia
The rice terraces here make you feel blissful with its pristine views. You must visit the rice terraces during the morning hours as it feels cooler before the afternoon heat strikes. The principal occupation of the local craftsmen in the village is agriculture and stone carving. Hence, you can find intricately carved statues and stone temples lining the sides of the road.
Location: Rendang Village, Jalan Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
Seseh is a popular neighbouring location besides Pererenan that is ideal for horse-riding tours owing to the paddy fields and the boundless beach, free of crowds. You must come here to this idyllic enclave to spend a relaxing time riding down the scenic beach.
Location: Jalan Raya Seseh, Munggu, Mengwi, Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Also, an early morning visit lets you enjoy nature’s magnificence and avoid the scorching sun. When you go off the major paths, you will be fascinated by the streams, hidden waterfalls and tropical woodlands here.
Make sure whenever you come here in the Pupuan region, you come here during the harvest season; as the rice field has the ideal landscape combination between green overlay of rice paddies and the real terrace formation.
Location: Pupuan, Selemadeg, Tabanan, Bali 82163, Indonesia
Munduk Rice Fields
The farmland of Munduk produces several local fruits like durian that you can easily spot being sold at the roadside stalls throughout the small hamlets. This Munduk region also houses some of Bali’s most dazzling waterfalls.
Location: Jalan Gasing, Gobleg village, Banyuatis, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia
Soka Rice Fields
The climate changes all through the year here, but the harvest season is considered to be the best one, especially if you want to see the rice plants. During this time they attain an optimum height and turn yellow. After the harvest season is over, land stays bland until the new crops are sown by the farmers.
If you go further north, along the Antasari village road that is a neighbouring hamlet, you will be equally blown away by the alluring stretch of paddies without the striking Mount Batukaru in the background.
Location: Jalan Denpasar-Gilimanuk Km.45, Soka, Selemadeg, Antap, Tabanan, Bali 82162, Indonesia
While here, you will visit Desa Tenganan and learn about the old Balinese history, culture, traditions and customs that are still followed here. If you are a nature lover you are surely going to enjoy your time walking through the Balinese rainforest filled with exotic trees and plants besides enjoying every possible shade of green.
The path leading to the splendid rice terraces will make you feel as if time has stopped with a view of Mount Agung’s active volcano unfolding right before your eyes.
Location: Kastala Village, Bali, Indonesia
Although rice terraces here are not as precipitous as some other areas, they are quite magnificent. The hiking trails around the Tirta Gangga rice terraces are amazing as they suit people belonging to all levels of fitness. You will enjoy a good stroll on the well-beaten track here. However, make sure you are visiting the place during late afternoons or early mornings if you have participated in the guided rice terrace tours.
Location: Jl. Abang-Amlapura, Karangasem 80852, Indonesia