I’ve been to every corner in Bali and if I’d have to name my top 3 favorite rice fields in Bali, it would be Jatiluwi, Tegallalang (but escape the crowds by coming at sunrise) and the beautiful, rather unknown Berina rice terraces. As to be expected from me, I captured some timelapses and drone footage shots to show you what I’m talking about.
Jatiluwi rice terraces
This large region of rice terraces is Unesco Heritage for it’s countless shades of green, it’s one of the most beautiful parts of Bali and if you’re into walking and rice terraces, there’s no better place to go. The entrance fee is perhaps a bit steep, but worth it. Check it out on the videos here below, the first one is a mix of timelapse and drone shots, the second one is a long single shot recording at that specific location.
Tegallalang rice terraces
Almost everyone who comes to Bali, will probably end up at Tegallalang. Located just north of Ubud, it’s well located with many activities nearby. It has become quite the ‘tourist trap’ though. More and more restaurant and selfie spots are being built on one side and during peak times, the place is crowded. Personally I choose to arrive at sunrise when it’s still quiet, but this time when I was stuck in Bali during lockdown I had the place pretty much to myself, most of time. The second video here is a single shot recording as well, the first one is a mix of timelapse and drone shots.
Berina rice terraces
In between Tirta Gangga and Amed in the east you’ll pass the beautiful Berina rice terraces. It’s easily missed if you’re not paying attention, but it’s beautiful location worth the stop.