Coming from Malaysia, a paddy field is something I'm used to seeing all the time. But, before Tegalalang, I have never seen a paddy field on a hill terrace.
Paddy in Malaysia is planted on flatlands. So, a visit to a hill terrace paddy plantation as part of our Bali trip, sounded pretty interesting.
The drive to Tegalalang from Tanah Lot took over an hour. The road was narrow and winding. Occasionally, we would see farmers selling their produce by the roadside.
It was uphill most of the way, and the air grew cooler as we got nearer to our destination. To enter Tegalalang, we paid a small amount of entrance fee.
Tegalalang was worth the drive. Dhana stopped by the hill top - from where we stood, we could see a vast sea of green sliced into slivers of paddy plots by the terrace cuts. Hannah and I looked for a suitable spot to sit down and sample a panoramic view of the hill terrace.
Of course, one could get a package with hands-on lessons on paddy planting from the locals. But being the city slickers that we are - we didn't want to go down to the paddy fields and dirty our shoes!
With that, there was nothing else to do, except to get high on the many shades of green! *wink*
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