UNESCO protected rice terraces.
Jatiluwih is one of Bali’s province landscape who own specific type includes rural, rice field and strong organization who manage irrigation system called by SUBAK. The UNESCO was appointed this site as one of the World Heritage Sites in 2012.
Jatiluwih is surrounded by cool atmosphere because it is located in the height of 700 meters above sea level. It is approx a 2 hours drive from both Ubud or Canggu/Seminyak.
Obviously the most beautiful time to go is when the rise is just planted or still green. For July is has just been harvest time and most of the rice fields are somewhat yellow or brown. However it is still very impressive to visit the area, and small tracks have been made around in the fields for tourist to trek through.
Since it is a UNESCO protected a small fee is to be paid when entering the area.
View-side restaurants are available around the parking lot area. Some with a better view than others, so don’t be affraid to spend 10 minutes looking around before deciding on a nice lunch spot or coffee place.
We came a hot afternoon, so we walked around ourselves on the short rute (2,5 km). 4 other rutes are available as well as guides, if you prefer.
Definitely the best place to be exploring the classic rice terraces of Bali. We loved it so much that we also went for the Tegalalang terraces in Ubud, but that was such a dissappointment. The place has been destroyed by tourist. Don’t go there…go to Jatiluwih.