Listed as a World Heritage Site, Jatiluwih is the place where you can find magnificent view of rice field terraces, organic farming with Balinese traditional method and 300 hectares of rice fields. Jatiluwih is located in Tabanan regency, 20 km away from Tabanan capital city. The village of Jatiluwih is around 1,500 meters above sea level and offers magnificent views of rice fields stretching to the coast with Mount Batukaru stand majestically on the background.
A day trip is highly recommended as it enables visitors to observe the realities of rural Bali. The opportunity to wander through the fields and watch the birds as they attempt to pilfer rice grains from immature stalks is an enriching experience. Another interesting aspect is the organized irrigation system where farmers share water in a tradition that dates back centuries and has united generations of farmers in their common need for this highly valued resource.
The agricultural community in Jatiluwih has more or less remained untouched by the impact of tourism. Instead many villagers seem to maintain a simplistic lifestyle that concentrates on the continual cycle of harvesting their crops and their strong faith in the Hindu religion. There are frequent ceremonial rituals prepared by each family of farmers to express their gratitude to the Gods for the provision of earth, water and all of nature’s components that allow mankind to exist.
In Balinese language the word “jatiluwih” is created from the word “jati” means “truly” and “luwih” means “good or “beautiful”, and of course as its name suggest Jatiluwih is a truly beautiful village.
Place to stay at Jatiluwih is Home in the clouds