Jatiluwih Rice Terrace


Jl Jatiluwih, Jatiluwih, Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Bali
District - Penebel
Regency - Tabanan


Jatiluwih Balinese rice terraces or Jatiluwih rice terraces are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tabanan with beautiful views of rice terraces, besides Tegalalang rice terrace Ubud, Munduk rice terraces, and other terraced rice paddies in Bali.

Jatiluwih is a village that has a vast expanse of rice fields with panorama of beautiful terraced rice fields located in the District of Penebel, Tabanan regency of Bali. Jatiluwih village is famous as a tourist place with the beauty of rice terraces that still use the traditional rice field irrigation system of Bali, its location is close to the mountains Batukaru with a fairly cool air conditions.

To visit the attractions of Jatiluwih Bali with beautiful views of rice terraces can be reached with a distance of approximately 50 KM or about ± 1 hour 30 minutes from the city of Denpasar. For those of you who are vacationing on the island of Bali, Jatiluwih Balinese rice terraces tourist attraction can be a choice for a vacation to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the mountainous rice fields that captivate the heart.

To know the history of Jatiluwih entirely derived from the stories of parents who are residents of Jatiluwih Village. It is said that the name JATILUWIH comes from JATON and LUWIH. “JATON” means “Charm”, while “LUWIH” means good, from the meaning of the word, it can be concluded that Jatiluwih means a village that has a really good or powerful charm.

From other sources told that it is said that in the middle of the village there is an ancient animal cemetery that is a Jatayu bird. From this Jatayu word over time experienced a sound change to JATON AYU which means Luwih or Bagus. So JATON AYU is the same as Jatiluwih. Thus in the end Jatiluwih word has long been established to be the name of the Village and to this day has never experienced a change.

From the Jatiluwih meaning until now can be proved by the results of farming and gardening that adequately meet the needs of life and welfare for all its inhabitants and assured the safety of its inhabitants during the life of farming.

So in the ancient times many came the Brahmans, Knights, Wesia and Sudra from the Tabanan area who visited the Village Jatiluwih in the hope of asking for the safety and welfare of each group. Finally they then established the existing temples in the area of Jatiluwih Village like Pura Luhur Petali, Pura Luhur Bhujangga Waisnawa, Pura Rshi, Pura Taksu and other sacred places around.

Jatiluwih Village has been established by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage (WBD) since 29 June 2012 because it has unique and characteristic in its agricultural system that is by using the concept of philosophy Tri Hita Karana (philosophy about the balance between man with his fellow human beings with nature, The Creator).

Jatiluwih is included in the Landscape Subak area of Catur Angga Batukaru which is one of the 5 areas in Bali set by UNESCO to be world cultural heritage. The socio-cultural management of subak organization of Jatiluwih Village is based on the principles of the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana which aims to achieve and foster harmony and harmony between subak people with their fellow citizens, subak with the environment / nature, and subak with the Creator / God as the parahyangan .


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