A trip to Ubud is not complete without a stop at Tegalalang Rice Terrace. If you do not have time to go Jatiluwih Rice Terrace – a more extravagant and less crowded rice terrace that is another one and half to two hours drive from Ubud – then this will suffice. Surrounded by quaint cafés, this rice terrace attracts visitors from around the world to explore its natural charm with its lush paddy fields and perfect photo opportunities. Besides just taking pictures, you can also sit down in a café to enjoy a cup of tea and a plate of piping hot banana fritters. There is something about Indonesian tea that makes me crave for it and this place makes a splendid spot for afternoon tea.
If you wish to, the old man in the picture above will rent out his baskets and hat for you to pretend to be a farmer. According to one of the review sites, it costs around RP 15,000.
There is no specific café that I would recommend you try, but preferably choose one that offers the best view. If in doubt, ask your driver for recommendation. Also note that the food here is generally priced higher than those outside because of it being a tourist spot.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Kedisan, Tegallalang, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia