The famous Tegallalang Rice Terraces are famous for its endless rice paddies. The layered, green hills make the scenery absolutely stunning in the morning! We were on a mission to see it at sunrise.
What Time Should I Arrive?
Hours: 6am – 6pm
Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Visit the Rice Terraces close to 6:30 am after sunrise, but not too high in the sky yet. It was initially difficult to find the famous spot where the sun rays peek through the palm trees.
Where Is That Postcard Spot?
I couldn’t find a lot of information on the internet about the exact location. However, we finally found it after 40 minutes of searching! You have to hike to the other side of the rice terraces behind the main hill to see this view. Once you arrive, a local will ask you for a donation before crossing a small fence to take photos. We got asked to pay 100,000 IDR ($8.56 CAD).
It was worth it just to get up close to this beautiful sight. Additionally, the donation support the locals who work in the rice fields. You’re still able to take photos from behind the fence if you don’t want to pay the money.
-Be sure to wear sneakers, because it can get muddy!
-Carry small notes of at least 10,000 IDR (less than $1) with you. You may be asked by locals in certain areas of the rice fields for a donation.
-We found the sun rays were in the prime spot just after 7 am.
-And finally, go early! It can get super hot by 8 am. You’ll be hiking up and down the fields, so you don’t want to be doing this in the heat. It’s also way less crowded.