Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Bali offers wonderful views of terraces rice field in Bali. This site becomes the favorite destination of the travelers in Tabanan Regency area. The uniqueness of Subak irrigation system for water management attracts many tourists to visit this area. For its uniqueness and wonderful site, UNESCO awards them as World Cultural Heritage on 29 June 2012. It is really nice to walk through the rice terrace or do trekking inside the local farm area. To have the best view during your visit, it is highly recommended to visit this site around 8 am – 5 pm. You may visit the rice terrace during Bedugul Tour Itinerary.
Jatiluwih Village is located in Penebel District, Tabanan Regency, Bali. It is around 50 km away from Denpasar area or 1,5 hour drive with Bali Tour Driver from Denpasar. As tourist site, Jatiluwih covers 19,500 hectares area of rice terraces. The area of the terraces located 1,059 meters or 3,476 feet above sea water level. The location of this site in the middle of Bedugul Mountain has tropical climate. It has constant temperature with yearly average around 19 degrees Celsius.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Bali is using Subak Irrigation System. Subak is water management that flow the water from the top level terrace to the bottom part. This system established due to the landscape of Bali. Bali is a small island with volcanic mountains existed inside the island. With this condition, it is really rare to have large and wide flat area for farming. To be able to farm rice which is the main food of Indonesian people, the local farmer discovered their way. Instead of looking wide flat area for farm, the local farmer flattened the mountain side area with terrace shape. This system now called Subak.
The rice terrace system also implement Tri Hita Karana concept in Bali. Tri Hita Karana lesson teach the local Hindus people to respect and maintain our nature. Subak in Bali possess written legal codes that named “Awig – Awig”. The existences of Subak area in Jatiluwih is also protected by some laws. There are National Law No. 26/2007 and National Government Decree No. 26/2008 that protect the existence of the Subak system. Both laws are concerning about spatial planning and the establishment of National Strategic Areas for conservation of critical cultural landscapes.
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