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16.11.16

Bali - Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali

While mountainous, Bali is agricultural place where rice is a staple food. Rice requires a lot of water and it is therefore typically grown in rice paddies all over Asia. These are large squares of flooded terrain, that even have their own kanji: 田. But Bali has a lot of mountains and little to no flat terrain, hence the challenge in terms of arable land was overcome by the knowledge passed down by a revered holy man called Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century, who taught them how to make subak or terraces along the mountain. The outlook is something from outer space, wherever you look the only thing you see is the greenery and terraces that spread beyond your eyesight. The walk in the area is quite a cool experience, but remember to bring mosquito repellent, water and waterproof shoes like the TEVAs I typically sport in these occasions. The trail is quite narrow, so it is quite easy to put one foot in the mud (as it happened to me > * <) and get stained. Don't be like one guy we saw, with one sneaker completely muddy and the other completely white, probably bought the day before. Lots of photo opportunities await but make sure to come in a non-rainy day, as this beautiful place turns into a wet mud nightmare quite quickly...

Tegallalang is located 30min away from Ubud and was our third stop of the day, after the Monkey Forest and the flash shopping.




Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali
Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali
Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali
Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali
Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali
Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali
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