In Bali, we’ve been getting up early to avoid the crowds and to take in the fresh air before the streets get crowded. We woke up again for sunrise to explore the Tegalalang Rice Terrace. It had rained the previous night, leaving water drops scattered across the grains and splashes of vibrant green across the fields.
While there are several lookout points accessible from the road, it was a more intimate experience walking through the terraces themselves. Prepare to get a little muddy, but it’s well worth the experience.
If you’re planning on coming for sunrise, know you’ll have a little more time beforehand since the sunlight still needs to come over the hill. We unfortunately came on a rainy morning, but the views were beautiful in their own way. The sun did eventually come out closer to 8/9am.
Visiting a rice harvest in person makes you truly appreciate each grain of rice because someone nurtured and grew every single one.
We returned to our villa after our morning travels and washed the mud off our toes in our picturesque outdoor shower. Afterwards, we headed inside for a late breakfast and tea made from ingredients in the garden.