One destination that celebrate the beauty of Bali’s farming legacy is Jatiluwih in Tabanan, an area blessed with productive rice terraces.
Located some 700 metres above sea level in Penebel, Tabanan, Jatiluwih is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately 600 hectares of mountainous landscape is covered almost entirely by rice terraces that have been cultivated by generations of Balinese farmers.
The name Jatiluwih is derived from two Balinese words, “jati” means real and “luwih” means good. This eco-friendly destination is an oasis of green that extends as far as the eye can see. Fed by spring water from a shared irrigation system that belongs to the local community, Jatiluwih produces a significant portion of Bali’s rice supply, including many organic varieties.
The sheer splendour of this entire area provides a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of other mainstream tourist sites. Jatiluwih’s higher elevation promises breathtaking scenery, cooler weather conditions and great photo opportunities. It is a place of natural beauty that has the ability to awaken the senses and revive depleted energy levels.