The title of Jatiuwih comes from 2 Balinese words Jati + Luwih. Jati means actual, and Luwih means beautiful.
This title is given to the vast stretch of rice discipline dug in terraces on the slope of Mount Batukaru. The rice terrace forms stunning sight at all seasons, through the watering, or earlier than planting the rice looks like an amazing construction big glass with irregular dimension of frames.
When the rice almost reaches harvest time, usually the colour assorted between green and dark yellow. This mixture of colour types a panoramic views on reminiscent of extensive view over the terraces which border may be very distant down there.
Jatiluwih was additionally recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Website for its preservation of traditional and natural Balinese farming techniques. These include the ‘subak’ irrigation system where farmers share water – a tradition that dates back centuries.
The process of rising and harvesting rice is a large part of the unique Balinese tradition, and right here you’ll be able to witness the lifestyle that revolves round rice which is part of rural Bali life.
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Buahan Village, Lake Batur, Kintamani, Bali
A world away from bustling Kuta or Denpasar, the small rural village of Buahan and Kedisan are set on the shore of Danau Batur, the biggest lake in Bali, inside a massive caldera in the north east of the island, which also contains the outstanding active volcano of Mt Batur.
Buahan is less visited by regular travelers as the tourist buses stay away from descending the narrow, winding road down to the village because returning would only be possible at a snail’s pace due to the extreme steepness. From Buahan, you can actually observe the tourist-packed spots such as the lookout points over Mt Batur and the lake at Kintamani.