Located in the island of Bali, the district of Tegallalang is known for its lush rice paddies, rich arts scene, and quiet countryside life. It is an ideal destination for couples seeking a relaxing escape, and also for solo travelers aiming for a soul-searching trip like Julia Roberts in the movie “Eat Pray Love.”
Want to experience Tegallalang for yourself? We’ve prepared a list of some of the best things you can do while you’re here. Whether you’ll be traveling with a loved one or flying alone, you’ve got to have a good time in Tegallalang!
Marvel at the Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Tegallalang is best known for its lush rice terraces. What better way to start your vacation with a visit to the district’s most popular attraction! Tegallalang Rice Terraces was made using “subak,” the traditional Balinese irrigation system. The rice paddies spread across the slopes of the valley, making for a picture perfect view. Aside from travelers, artists also frequent the area and draw inspiration from the scenery. Best time to go is early in the morning to avoid the influx of tourists in groups. Two other similar terraced landscapes are located at Pejeng and Campuhan.
Have a meal or a drink at the Rice Terrace Cafe
Can’t get enough of Tegallalang Rice Terraces? Stay a little longer and have a meal at the Rice Terrace Cafe while savoring the cool weather and the great views. The cafe is open from 7 am to 8 pm and offers local favorites such as nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice), satay (skewered and grilled meat with sauce), and gado gado (Indonesian salad with vegetables and hardboiled eggs). They also offer vegetarian-friendly meals. The dining area has a gazebo-like feel, with low tables and cushions on the floors for guests to sit on.
Meditate at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Because of its great weather and untouched scenery, Tegallalang remains popular among travelers for relaxation and meditation. Tegallalang and the surrounding communities have temples where you can spend all afternoon soaking in the atmosphere, wandering quietly, and appreciating ancient Indonesian architecture. One of the most popular is Gunung Kawi Sebatu, a Hindu water temple dedicated to the water ruler Vishnu. It has three main parts: the main courtyard, the shrine, and the bathing pools. There is a belief that visiting this temple can help purify the body from bad influences.
Learn about the coffee making process at Alas Harum Agro Tourism
Kopi Luwak, also known as civet coffee, is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. It is made using partly-digested coffee cherries by the Asian palm civet. If you happen to be interested in Kopi Luwak or the coffee industry of Indonesia in general, a visit to Alas Harum Agro Tourism in Tegallalang would be ideal. The entrance is free and the staff gives quick tours around the farm to explain the processes involved in making their popular coffee. Visitors also get a chance to taste civet coffee for a lesser price compared to those offered in cafes and hotels.
It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.