Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Well appointed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites due to the use of a traditional irrigation system dating back to the 9th century, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is a popular tourist destination in central Bali which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of rice terraces unfolding from the foot of mountain to the coastal side. It is located 700 metres above sea level and is relatively cold so be sure to pack a jacket or cardigan.
The journey up to these highlands from the main southern areas such as Kuta and Denpasar takes an approximate two-hour drive. However, the scenic drive through the quaint villages and verdant slopes of the central coastal regency of Tabanan simply adds to the experience.