Jatiluwih Bali Rice Terraces tourist attraction, with stunning charms of its famous ricefield terracing has made Jatiluwih tourist destination recognized as one of the world heritage site (UNESCO), that wide stretched on the slopes of Batukaru mountain situated at northwest part of Bali Island of Gods.
Jatiluwih rice terraces tourist area indeed very remarkable, which capable to attract and anesthetize millions of travelers to visit this tourist places.
So for a comparison let's consider, if you fill your holiday time by traveling into a crowded places with full of cities hustle and bustle, maybe you already get used to these situations.
But have you ever imagine how the next story will be, if you stepped on your foot to exploring the real atmosphere of Bali off the beaten track, that recognized by UNESCO as one of the world heritage site, ie: "SUBAK JATILUWIH".
Definitely, will be a very exceptional experience,
As we all knows, if we are talking about the existence of Jatiluwih village is actually so attractive to be explained, in addition this area is also one of the best place that becomes centre of rice granary which existed in Bali paradise island.
Jatiluwih village so famous with its beautiful ricefields terraces, and this area is supported with backdrop stretch of green hills, also the traditional system of water irrigation (Subak) which already well-known will become an interesting activity to be known during your vacation in Bali.
For you who really eager to enjoy the authentic panorama from atmosphere of a truly Bali rural nature, honestly Subak Jatiluwih will be the right place as a targeted for recreation options.
No wonder up to this moment, "Jatiluwih Bali rice terraces tourist object" capable to attract a large number of travelers both from inside or outside the country when they are enjoying Bali holiday tour packages.
Jatiluwih tourist spot, also as one of a mainstay tourist attractions that owned by Tabanan regency, besides the existence of other famous tourism object, such as:
- Bali butterfly park
- Ulun Danu lake Beratan temple
- Bedugul Bali botanical garden
- Tanah Lot Bali Hindu sea temple
- Alas Kedaton monkey forest temple
The characteristic mainstay of Jatiluwih tourist attraction, ie with the existence stunning beauty of real Bali countryside which decorated with the greenery natural view of the amazing rice terraces, also the daily activities from simple life of local balinese society which is away from the urban bustles.
In here, you will be able to know and understand more closely about something unique from the island with thousands of temples, especially the Subak traditional water irrigation system owned, natural beauty, tranquility and rural life of balinese hindu community (local people) who still cultivating (plowing) the rice fields by using traditional methods.
Jatiluwih village geographically has a spacious area approximately: 33.22 km2 (square kilometers) with its boundaries, ie:
- North side is State's forest region
- West region is Wongaya Gede village
- South part is Babahan village
- East area is Senganan village
In terms of governance, Jatiluwih village divided into 8 Banjar Dinas (official small communities), ie:
- Banjar Dinas Kesambi
- Banjar Dinas Jatiluwih Kawan
- Banjar Dinas Gunungsari Desa
- Banjar Dinas Gunungsari Keod
- Banjar Dinas Kesambahan Kaja
- Banjar Dinas Kesambahan Kelod
- Banjar Dinas Jatiluwih Kangin
- Banjar Dinas Gunungsari Umakayu
Regarding the word of Jatiluwih itself, there are two (2) versions stories that can be trusted as a reference on the meaning of this tourist village, such as:
- Jatiluwih is derived from word "JATON" and "LUWIH", Jaton means: amulet, while Luwih means Best. So literally word "JATILUWIH" means: a village which has a really best talisman or intestate".
- Another source tells that, previously in the middle of village there is a graveyards of an ancient bird animal, namely "JATAYU", then from the word Jatayu gradually changing the sound become "JATON AYU" which means: "Luwih" or Best. So JATON AYU equal to Jatiluwih.
That is finally word of Jatiluwih since the first setoff to be a village's name, and until now has not been changed.
So the existence of Jatiluwih village as the best talisman villages, can be proved with enough agricultural produced to meet the needs of life for all societies and ensuring safety for developing farm life in this place.
Besides, in the past time has been recorded, that many Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Wesya and Sudra castes from Tabanan area come to visit Jatiluwih village. In hopes to appeal for safety of their group respectively, so that ultimately they built up various of Hindu temples (Pura) which inherited by the existing generation now, such as:
- Pura Rshi
- Pura Luhur Bhujangga
- Pura Luhur Pucak Petali
- Pura Taksu and other temples
Presently, inhabitants of Jatiluwih villagers totaled: 2,680 people, or about 812 family's heads and geographical conditions of Jatiluwih village is an agricultural area with the livelihoods majority as rice farmers.
In addition, this region also produces other crops, such as:
- bananas and others
Currently in the village communities of Jatiluwih also has formed groups of farmers, who will ultimately could increase the income of local communities, such as:
- fish farmer groups
- livestock groups and others
While from demography condition (population), still dominated as farmers and workers supported with a very spacious and nice ricefields, so it could attract a large number of tourists from abroad to visit Jatiluwih village.
From religious factor, majority the community of Jatiluwih village are hinduism, while from cultural side Jatiluwih village has a tradition, especially in cremation ceremony not be burned, but buried it.
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This is strengthened by public confidence because, not far from this village there are several large holy temples with status (function) as "Penyungsungan Jagat", including:
- Pura Rsi
- Pura Batu Madeg
- Pura Sanghyang Meling
- Pura Luhur Pucak Petali
- Pura Batur dan Tri Kahyangan
- Pura Luhur Sri Rambut Sedana
- Pura Luhur Bhujangga Waisnawa
In terms of art, several places at Jatiluwih village has own the group of arts, such as: "Joged Bumbung Dharma Susila" that existed at Kesambahan Kaja village, which have been performed at several of tourist events.
The group of arts which founded in 2009, has 35 members of "Sekaa" (arts group), and the first emergence of this art as a means of religious activities, in addition also used as an entertainment and tourist attractions.
The potential tourism of Jatiluwih villages supported by unspoiled natural scenery, cool atmosphere, clean mountain's water which suitable for eco-tourism development, also away from air pollution and noisy of vehicle's sound.
In addition, the traditional subak irrigation systems of Jatiluwih village that already well known, which is led by a "Pekaseh" and for Subak water irrigation led by "Kelian Subak" (person who heads the field distribution of water irrigation for rice cultivation).
At Jatiluwih village, there were 7 (Seven subak). Beside that, the land agricultural processing are still with traditional methode, by using cow or buffalo to plow the rice fields.
Regarding harvesting time also still using traditional way, ie: using "Ani - Ani" as a primary means. In a normal land preparation, planting and harvesting still use a pattern of mutual cooperation.
From Jatiluwih village, we will be able to see a very spacious rice fields with its green mountains and dense forests.
As a means to support Jatiluwih village, right now there are several restaurants, cafes which provides of special Jatiluwih's food with basic ingredients brown rice.
While the visit time at Jatiluwih village open from at 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, with the cost of entrance fee ticket will be charged at IDR. 40.000 and the rates quoted per person.
Mileage location to get to Jatiluwih village can be reached by any vehicles, and it will takes around:
- 1 hour 15 minutes from Denpasar city
- 1 hour 30 minutes from Sanur beach area
- 2 hours from Nusa Dua beach area
- 40 minutes from Tabanan city
- 2 hours 30 minutes from Uluwatu area
- 1 hour 30 minutes from Ubud tourist spot
Once again, the existence of Jatiluwih village is very famous, which has been recognized by UNESCO (Organization of the world union bodies engaged in education, science, and culture) as one of world heritage site with its beauty of ricefields-terraces, and the amazing view that located at an altitude about 700 meters above the sea level.
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