Batukaru - JatiluwihPeaceful Atmosphere
Batukaru Temple Bali (Pura Luhur Batukaru) is a Hindu temple which is set exactly right on the slopes of Mount Batukaru in the western area of the island of Bali, Indonesia.
Batukaru temple is located in the village of Wongaya Gede, Penebel Sub-District, Tabanan Regency, Bali, approximately 46 KM from Denpasar city. The given name of Batukaru temple most likely grabbed from the name of Mt. Batukaru itself.
Pura Batukaru is also popular as a tourist destination visited by numerous visitors, both domestic and international travelers. For anybody that are having a vacation in Bali, this place is the suitable alternative to experience the atmosphere of peaceful, serenity with crisp mountain air.
To visit Batukaru temple, we will not come across any kind of souvenir shops, stalls or art shops like many other tourist attractions in Bali, so that make this temple is a place that actually away from the noises and its sanctity is consistently maintained by the people of Bali. The pop-up shops are allowed to open only during the temple ceremony which normally takes place for 3 days.
The visitors who are planning to visit Batukaru temple must use respectable dresses to ensure that the sanctity of the temple is retained.
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Bali is one of the most famous rice fields in Bali island in addition to Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Munduk rice terrace in north Bali, and other best rice paddy fields in Bali, Indonesia.
Jatiluwih is a village that has vast rice paddies with beautiful views of terraced paddy fields landscape located in the Sub-District of Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Bali.
If you are looking for the best place to see rice fields in Bali, then the Jatiluwih rice terraces could be on your list. The Jatiluwih rice terrace is the most beautiful rice fields in Bali that we know so far.
Jatiluwih village is famous as a tourist spot of terrace farming which is still using Balinese traditional irrigation system, Its location is close to The Mountain Batukaru with air condition fairly cool.
To visit Jatiluwih rice terraces can be reached by a distance of approximately 50 KM or approximately ± 1 hour 30 minutes from the city of Denpasar.
For those of you who are on holiday on the island of Bali, the tourist attraction Jatiluwih rice terrace could be an option for a vacation to enjoy the beautiful panorama of terraced rice fields that captivate.
Tourism in Jatiluwih
Jatiluwih is very famous for its natural beauty with terraced rice fields and becomes one of the best tourist destinations in Tabanan, the activities of farmers in Jatiluwih is one of the separate attraction for tourist. In general, the activities of farmers in the rice fields are still using methods and traditional tools to work, like Hoeing, Nampadin (cleaning the rice field), Ngelampit (plowing fields), Melasah (paddy land leveling), Nandur (growing rice), etc.
The farmer activities in the Jatiluwih paddy fields is often used as an object for photography. In the region, there are also tourism activities such as hiking and cycling and to support the tourism facilities there are also available some inns/cottages, shops, cafe/restaurant that serves typical foods with special red rice of agricultural products in Jatiluwih.
Best Time to Visit Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
To visit Jatiluwih rice terraces is recommended between the hours of 8:00 am till the afternoon at about 5:00 pm, because in between these hours the activities of farmers will be encountered. Due to heavy rainfall in the region of Jatiluwih, it is advisable to always carry an umbrella or a raincoat, or monitor the weather the day before to find a good and sunny day in Jatiluwih.
To be able to enjoy the natural scenery with green land terraced rice fields in Jatiluwih, then the best time to visit Jatiluwih is between February to April, as this month rice crop will grow tall with green or yellow colors. At around the month of June - July (sasih Sada), the rice crop will be ready to harvest and harvest activities by farmers will be encountered.