Rice field is a place where farmers do their activity to grow rice. Farmers who have paddy fields on hillsides often have to make terraces so the rice fields can be easily managed. Apparently the farmers’ hard work to build the terraces in the rice fields create an incredible natural scenery.
For those of you who like to travel for the nature will definitely love the view of rice fields with terracing design. Luckily, Indonesia has rows of beautiful rice fields that are very interesting to visit. Here are some best Indonesia Rice Terraces for your reference.
1. Pergasingan Hill in Lombok
Other than exotic beaches and the famous Gili Islands, Lombok has other destinations that are not less attractive for tourists. You can find the beautiful rice fields at the foot of Pergasingan Hill.
Located in Sembalun Village, Pergasingan Hill itself is a hill that arise around Mount Rinjani. Located 1,670 meters above sea level, Pergasingan offers a panoramic view of nature.
Even from the top of the hill, you can see the square shaped rice fields of Sembalun Village which are look colorful. This is due to farmers who grow a variety of crops there. Enjoying the beautiful rice fields scenery accompanied by a sunrise on the Peak of Pergasingan Hill, would certainly be an unforgettable experience.
2. Panyaweuyan Terraces in Majalengka
The next beautiful rice terrace in Indonesia is the Panyaweuyan Terraces in Majalengka, West Java. Its panoramic view is also amazing. Panyaweuyan rice field which is located at the foot of Mount Ciremai has a variety of land heights, ranging from 400 meters to 2,000 meters above the sea level, with an angle of up to 25 to 40 degrees.
The contours of the terraced land make farmers in the surrounding areas use it for agriculture and plantations. Starting from planting sweet potatoes, onions, garlic and rice. The farmers deliberately shaped the rice field to avoid erosion.
3. Lodok Spider Web Ricefields in Flores
Another unique rice fields you can find is in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) called the Londok rice fields. It resembles a spider’s web or often called Lodok by local residents. If you are curious for the scenery, you can come directly to Cancar Village, Ruteng District, Manggarai Regency, Flores, where this rice field is located.
Besides being unique, here you will also be spoiled with views of green hills, accompanied by cool atmosphere, suitable for those who want a moment of relaxation from dense activity. To see the beautiful scenery of spider-web rice terrace, you have to climb to the hill in Meler Village.
This rice field is deliberately formed as a unique spider web because it is associated with customary land management (Lingko). Lingko, as the system of land division, is a customary land that is owned communally to meet the common needs of indigenous peoples and the land distribution is carried out by the customary leader or Tu’a Teno.
4. Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Bali
Tegallalang adds the collection of beautiful Indonesia rice terrace. Located in Ubud, Bali, you will be greeted by a stretch of green rice fields surrounded by towering coconut trees. Beautiful scenery, plus the cool atmosphere around will certainly provide a new memorable experience.
Because of its beauty, Sawah Tegalalang always crowded with local and foreigners tourists. For those who want to visit Tegallalang Rice Field, it takes around two hours drive from Denpasar.
5. Pariangan Rice Terrace in West Sumatra
Pariangan Village in West Sumatra also has beautiful rice fields. The view offered in this place feels like heaven. Rice fields which are arranged beautifully and neatly as well as the green hills make this place so amazing. Located at an altitude of 500 to 700 meters above the sea level makes the air in Pariangan Village so cool.
6. Jatiluwih Rice Terrace in Bali
Other than Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali also has other rice field that is no less beautiful located in Jatiluwih. Jatiluwih is a village that has a vast expanse of rice fields with a panoramic view of beautiful terraced rice fields located in the Penebel District, Tabanan Regency, Bali.
This village is famous as a tourist spot with the beauty of terraced rice fields using the traditional Balinese irrigation system. The beauty of the rice field has been recognized as one of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
7. Maninjau Lake Rice Terrace in West Sumatra
Lake Maninjau is a volcanic lake at an altitude of 461.50 meters above the sea level. The area of the lake is about 99.5 km² and has a maximum depth of 495 meters. The basin was formed due to a mountain eruption called Sitinjau (according to local legend).
To reach the Lake Maninjau you will go through thrilling roads with many sharp turns. Along the way you will see beautiful view of terraced rice fields, green rows of Bukit Barisan and hordes of wild apes.
Arriving at Lake Maninjau you will be greeted by a soothing blue lake. The atmosphere around Maninjau Lake is still natural with verdant terraced rice paddy fields.
8. Tana Toraja Rice Terrace in South Sulawesi
Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi is not only known for its collection of pre-historic tourist attractions. Here, you can also enjoy the impressive rice field terrace scenery. Located on the slopes of the mountains, the contours of the Tana Toraja Rice Terrace will offer visitors an amazing scenery. The appearance of Mount Sesean in the back adding the magnificent impression of Tana Toraja Rice Terrace.