JATILUWIH UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

By | April 3, 2018

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace

The Largest Rice Terrace in Bali

Jatiluwih rice terrace is a large area of rice in Jatiluwih. Jatiluwih is a village in Tabanan regency of Bali. It is famous tourism destination with a large rice terraces that still use traditional irrigation system. Its location is close to the Batukaru mountains. Therefore, Jatiluwih as a Tourism Village located 1000 meters above sea level is one of the most beautiful objects in Tabanan, with a wide view and panorama of stunning rice terraces. Moreover, the name JATILUWIH comes from JATON and LUWIH. “JATHON” means the Amulet, while “LUWIH” means good. From the meaning of the word, it means that Jatiluwih is a village that has a really good Amulet / powerful or intangible.

UNESCO World Heritage

Jatiluwih has unique and characteristic in its agricultural system. It is using the concept of philosophy Tri Hita Karana. It is about the balance between human with human, human with nature, and human with The Creator). Hence, UNESCO established Jatiluwih Village as World Cultural Heritage (WBD) since 29 June 2012.

Location

In terms of geography, Jatiluwih has an area of about 33.22 km2, with a height of approximately 1,059 meters or 3,476 feet above sea level. Jatiluwih has a tropical climate for most of the month. Therefore, there is significant rainfall in this area. The average temperature is 19.0 ° C.

Jatiluwih is an agricultural area with rice farmers as the livelihood of its inhabitants. Apart from being a producer of rice and also red rice, moreover this area also produces other crops such as vegetables, coconuts, coffee, bananas, etc.

Places of Interest in Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih also have unique and religious temples to visit. Puncak Petali Temple is one of them. The ceremony is on Wednesday Kliwon Ugu (Based on Balinese Calendar). The local people of Jatiluwih Village believe that it is a worship of Ida Sang Hyang Widhi as a God of agriculture. Beside of it, there is also Pucak Rsi Temple in Jatiluwih. The location is near with Puncak Petali Temple.

To know more about Jatiluwih Rice Terrace and its traditional local culture, we recommend you to join our Singaraja Lovina Tour to get a memorable experience on the largest rice terrace in Bali.

How to Get There

To visit the attractions of Jatiluwih Bali with beautiful views of rice terraces, we can drive with a distance of approximately 50 KM or about ± 1 hour 30 minutes Denpasar City. For those who are travelling on Bali Island, Jatiluwih Balinese rice terrace could be an option for a vacation to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the large rice fields that captivate our heart.

Public Facilities

  • Parking Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Food Stall
  • Restaurant
  • Entrance Fee – Chargeable
  • Cycling Adventure
  • ATV Riding
  • Tracking Adventure
  • Local Guide
  • ATV Adventure
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Drink Stall
  • Changing Room