Rice Paddies are a symbol on Indonisia and in Bali there are one in particular that might be the most photographed of them all.
While staying at Mandapa we got up very early one morning, to take the 30-minute drive and see the sun rise over the sloped terrace, where the light glimpses in the mirror-like waters. While our driver made the drive very comfortable, we slowly woke up and enjoyed the morning light of the day.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is located in a big valley, and you drive on the upper edge of the area when you arrive. From up here, there are several paths and steps down, so just find the first way and be on your way.
At the terraces, we met a few farmers who was “working” in the fields, and kept a very close eye on our flight with the drone in the sky. Remember to bring a few tips to these guys, otherwise, be prepared to get an earful in a language you will not understand.
The scenery is beautiful and Tegalalang Rice Terraces is a spot you will have to check out.
The drive from for example Nusa Dua is about 1.5 – 2 hours and from Seminyak to Tegalalang, it will be approx. 1.5 hour.
So grab the camera and go the northern part of Ubud before the sun is too high in the skies. We would recommend arriving before 7 am.a