Bali is a busy place to be right now. The island is in the middle of the high tourist season, and all of the island’s most popular attractions welcome thousands of visitors every day.
One iconic destination is seeing a huge surge in visitor numbers which has caused some issues with traffic and parking.
The Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are one of the most landscapes in all of Bali. Protected under World Heritage Status, the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are experiencing a surge in popularity.
Until now, the Tegallalang Rice Terraces have, by and large, welcomed the highest volume of tourists. This is, in part, due to its close proximity to the center of Ubud.
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is undergoing a huge surge in demand by tourists. This is, of course, because the destination is breathtakingly beautiful, but it is in part also because tourists are keen to beat the crowds.
It seems that tourists have been faced with a ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ kinda vibe as Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is as busy as it’s ever been.
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This huge volume of visitors at Jatiluwih Rice Terraces caused mayhem over the last few days, with traffic jams mounting up and not enough parking spaces for all the tourist cars and buses.
Local leaders have been quick to act, and solutions are already underway to ensure that a visit to the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is as seamless and magical as ever.
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The Regent of Tabanan, Dr. Komang Gede Sajaya, has said that more parking is needed at the World Heritage Site.
He says that improvements to the parking at Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and the increasingly popular Ulundanu Beratan Temple in the north of the regency, and Tanah Lot Temple in the south, will greatly improve tourist experiences.
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Dr. Sajaya has confirmed that local leaders at Jatiluwih Rice Terraces will be managing the flow of traffic more effectively moving forward, and so now the authorities must look into improving infrastructure.
He explained, “Ideally, the ratio of one tourism object is ten parking lots, while in Jatiluwih it is the other way around, ten [points of interest] while parking is only one.”
“So those who want to enjoy the beautiful panorama of Jatiluwih’s agricultural nature are often constrained by parking difficulties. This is then passed down by word of mouth so they are less visited.”
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He added, “I’m sure, if parking is sufficient, many world tourists will come to the world cultural heritage farm that has been established by UNESCO. I’ve thought about the parking scheme. The parking scheme is centralized. Tourists who come just need to be transported using buggy cars.”
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For now, Regent Sajaya says that the community is working together to find pockets of parking and that tourists are welcome to visit Jatiluwih Rice Terraces without a worry about parking.
The terraces are particularly popular with international tourists, the majority of whom data shows come from Europe.
The Jatiluwih Rice Terraces welcome over 1,000 tourists every day, and the best time to visit to avoid the main crowds is super early in the morning or late afternoon.
A visit to the iconic Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is a must-visit while in Bali. A walk around the rice paddies can be completed in around an hour, and so a trip to Jatiluwih is most memorable when combined into a complete day trip.
Tourists can visit the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and other interesting places in the area.
The Jatiluwih area is famous for its hot springs, the most popular of which Is the stunning Air Pants Angseri, as well as the Belulang Hot Springs in Mengesta Village.
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