We went for a long drive directly from the airport to Jati Luwih (approximately 3 hours with the current traffic & small roads) as we wanted to see what makes it so famous. If you want to see terrasering rice fields on high slopes, this is the place. The slopes are higher than what you can see in Tegallalang or other areas in Bali which are mostly just flat rice fields. Don't stop for some small sightseeing of terrasering along the way as the main attraction is the Jati Luwih itself and you'll want to spend your morning there. When we arrived last Saturday in end of August, the paddies were still short hence they were good for photos.
I'd say you can get good photos if you can arrive early in the morning just after sunrise, and walk down the slopes. Even the view from the top is already breathtaking.
I was a little bit dissapointed to find the area to be smaller than what I imagined but perhaps that was because we arrived in late noon and could not walk down far before sunset.
There is an entrance fee of IDR 10,000 per visitor for mending the village roads, and then another IDR 5,000 for parking. If you wish to walk down the slopes, there's another entrance fee of IDR 5,000 per person (which I found pretty strange but fortunately the post was empty when we arrived).
As a tourist area, I'd assume the food & beverage price in the restaurants nearby will be pricy. A bottle of soft drink will cost you IDR 10,000 while a can one IDR 13,000.
But if you don't have much time but still wish to see some rice fields, just go around Bebek Bengil and another restaurant located at the intersection nearbyl (I forgot the name) in Ubud. Tegallalang is another alternative but you won't see a lot of things there other than run down art shops & the rice fields.
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