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A set of rice paddies in Tegallalang village with green panorama
Soulful Escape to Tegallalang Rice Terrace
Popular for its beautiful landscape of rice paddies with traditional Balinese irrigation system (subak), Tegallalang Rice Terrace is considered a must-visit destination in Ubud. The place is included in the top three terraced landscape along with Pejeng and Campuhan Rice Terraces. Accordingly, Tegallalang Rice Terrace was passed down by an honored holy man named Rsi Markandeya. In the present days, Tegallalang Rice Terrace is visited by local and foreign tourists, as well as painters and art masters who take the inspiration from the nature surrounding the place. Well, it is not a wonder that lots of artists often come to the site because the view is indeed amazing and soul-healing.
Besides enjoying the view of nature, the visitors of Tegallalang Rice Terrace are also able to purchase various kinds of furniture souvenirs made by wood and rattan in the shops along the roadsides, such as Balinese figure of the Garuda, human figures, and animal figures like dragons, dogs, frogs, kangaroos, cats, ornate totems, panels, doors, windows, tables, and many more. Having no fixed prices, you could do the bargain but please noted that you don't have to be pushy about the range of cost. Moreover, if you want to hang out while looking at the scenic landscape, you can come to small cafes and restaurants around Tegallalang Rice terrace. These cafes and restaurants offer local and western food at affordable price, including the drinks that will satisfy your thirst. Usually, these eateries operate from 9 am to 6 pm.
Aimed to introduce Luwak coffee (Civet Coffee), Bali Pulina Agro Tourism is located on Jalan Raya Tegallalang. The site offers tour about Civet Coffee from its plantation and procession, as well as the time we are able to enjoy a cup of coffee with snacks while seeing the mesmerizing scenery of green surroundings. Besides coffee, Bali Pulina also plants Chocolate and other herbal plants and fruits in the form of a hill downside. When you get nearer to the place, you will easily able to differentiate the type of coffee and tea by looking at their mark as well as smelling their scent. The placards in some spots are the trademark that must be included in your pictures along with the nature around Bali Pulina Agro Tourism.
Finally, the last place that you have to visit during your trip in Tegallalang area is Gallery Ada Garuda. Specialized in hand-carved sculptures and three-dimensional wood panels, Gallery Ada Garuda is established by a third generation master wood carver of Pakudui village, Mr. Made Ada. Not only his masterpieces in Garudas and traditional panel works, but Mr. Made also supervises and instructs some of the best Bali carvers. The panels usually depict Mahabrata and Ramayana stories, whereas the sculptures are Garudas and Balinese lion which has been exhibited in presidential palaces, museums, and homes around the world. The woods used for the sculptures are Teak, Balinese Jack, Ebony, Suar, Marbao, and Sandal Wood, though there is no limitation for the customer to customize the wood for their art items. Mr. Made's artworks are available to be purchased by personal visit and email orders. The prices vary based on the cost of raw materials and the amount of labor involved in the production.
How to Get Tickets?
The entrance fee for Tegallalang Rice Terrace is applied for all age category, whereas entrance fee for other attractions varied from totally free of charge to charged with a certain amount. For more information, you can visit the official website of these sites.
How To Get Around?
The visitors of Tegallalang Rice Terrace will find signs that are directed to the stairs for 'Rice Trekking'. It must be noted that to reach the central part of Tegallalang Rice Terrace, you have to walk down by the stairs. Therefore, it may be a little difficult for people who have the walking impairment, disability, and wheelchair user to explore Tegallalang Rice Terrace. Avoid getting in the water in case of wild animals. As for the other attractions, the limitation may be applied. For more information, you can visit websites that include the rules and requirement applied to these sites.
What Should I Wear?
It is best to wear comfortable outfits such as the shirt, cardigan, and pants along with your choices of footwear, be it sneakers or sandals along with the camera to capture the moment and landscape in the site. Don't forget to wear a hat and sunscreen because the general weather is sunny, as well as bringing the raincoat and umbrella during the rainy season.
Best Time to Visit
Despite accessible for 24 hours, it is best to visit Tegallalang Rice Terrace in the morning and in the late evening as the weather is cool enough to roam around the site. Avoid the middle of the day because the temperature is hot and may be uncomfortable.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you do not necessarily need a guided tour to explore Tegallalang Rice Terrace and other attractions near the place as it is relatively easy to explore on your own. However, there are trips held by the tour agents that included Tegallalang Rice Terrace as one of their destinations.
How To Get There?
You can reach Tegallalang Rice Terrace and other attractions near the site by driving scooter as it is easy to spot it by heading out to the main road into Ubud, taking a left at the big statue, and driving straight until you find the place. You also can join the trip held by tour agents or rent the car by paying a certain amount. Approximately, you will arrive at Tegallalang Rice Terrace by 25-minutes driving from central Ubud.