Getting lost in Bali’s Tegalalang Rice Terraces

 

When wondering through Bali its not hard to get lost in all its rice fields and terraces but there is one in particular that is a must to get lost in. The Tegalalang Rice terraces will leave you breathless from the moment you set eye upon it. As I walked down the hill more and more depth seemed to appear through the palms. The landscape is stunning and you can have the most amazing hike up the rice terraces.

 

 

The higher you get the more stunning the view becomes. From endless rice terraces and palm trees to getting lost in the jungle, you will absolute love the whole experience.

Tip:

When walking through the terraces you may get stopped a few times by locals claiming that you need to pay to continue walking through the fields. However this is not true, you don’t have to pay anything – they are just trying to get some money. The only time you will have to make a donation is at the first stop after about 5 min into your walk. Here you will find a barrier and someone asking you to pay a donation.

Also, the landscape is beautiful but very rocky and muddy at some points so make sure to wear some comfortable shoes.

How to find it 

You can visit the Tegalalang rice terraces every day from 7am until 7pm and the address is Jalan Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali. On a good day its only about a 15 min bike or car ride from Ubud centre (depending on traffic).

 

 

 

 

All images shot with my beautiful Leica Q  – who never leaves my side!

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Click here for more info about the Leica Q and other cameras I love to use

 

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What to know before visiting Tegenungan Waterfall in Ubud, Bali

 

Tegenungan Waterfall is a beautiful place hidden in-between the palm trees in Bali. It has a magical vibe and a peaceful atmosphere. At least, this is the truth when you visit early in the morning. This the kind of place where you definitely want to beat the crowd in order to experience it to the fullest!

 

 

Its a lovely spot to go for a swim on a warm day. But during rain season the water will turn more brown and dirty, a little less nice to dive in!

The waterfall lays 10 km from Ubud and is currently a very popular tourist attraction. When visiting you will need to pay an entrance fee, which is currently at 15k Idr (0.85 Gbp). Once you walk down towards the waterfall you will find a beautiful scene. I absolutely loved it and it really is an amazing spot. However, personally I felt that it was slightly overcrowded.

If you do want to take the perfect picture without any tourists jumping in the background, then you will have to walk up next to the waterfall and pay an additional fee (10k Idr/0.56 Gbp) in order to enter a spot where you will find yourself standing alone. Here you can take your picture with the waterfall perfectly flowing in the background!

 

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However, if you dont want to pay another fee just to get onto another spot or if you dont like popular tourist attractions then you will need to get there as early as possible! The waterfall officially opens at 7am until 6pm. But I recommend you to be there between 6 and 8am. This way there won’t be a crowd and you can truly experience its beauty all by yourself! Enjoy! X