Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Bali
That's the first photo story of a series dedicated to my travel to Bali, Indonesia in June this year.
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is one of the most majestic places I've ever seen when it comes to nature and it's no surprise that it is protected by UNESCO. This place is one of the five rice terraces that describe the "Subak" water management system which has gain acknowledgment from UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage.
Jatiluwih comes from Jati, which means “original” and Luwih means “beautiful”. So even the name in the local language speaks by itself. When you drive the narrow road to Jatiluwih all you can observe is the beautiful landscapes along the road.
For me, it gives a new meaning to the word nature. The green rice fields are leading you like steps towards the sky. They seduce you and leave you with a scent of dramatically exotic experiences and an aftertaste feeling of an empty mind.
You won’t see anybody here. It’s just you and nature. It’s rural Bali at its best. There are no tours, no tourist buses, not even a regular public bus. To get here, you can only hire a driver or a car.
For those who look for green scenery and beautiful natural environment, Jatiluwih rice terraces is the place that you should prioritize to visit when in Bali.
The ultimate delight, a mixture of a good energy, stunning location, lovely walking tracks and a great place to take photos.
Note, that this area is the only place in the world that has three annual rice harvests.
P.S. All pictures are taken by me.