Surrounding the UNESCO rice village of Tegalalang, never-ending lush rice paddies cling in terrace formation on sloping hillsides.
The beauty is captivating. A green carpet dotted with graceful tall palm trees, huddles of tropical rainforest, and haunted by dragonflies and leaping frogs. All you will hear are the whispers of nature nurturing the earth.
The dry season is harvest time when the emerald green has transformed into a golden spread of flighty rice grains. Bamboo coolie hats bob up and down to a magical rhythm that appears to be orchestrated. Nature’s serenity is replaced with industrious human movement and chatter.
Explore these rice terraces with a local, to discover the nuance beneath all the green. You’ll find out how rice is harvested and share a meal in a small village. And you will feel a connection with this spellbinding piece of the planet.