Jatiluwih rice fields
The most famous rice fields of Bali and a Unesco world heritage. On a clear morning you will have beautiful views on the mountains and Mount Agung volcano. Try to do your research about the status of the rice. For example via Instagram stories and search for the location Jatiluwih. Is the rice fully grown and therefore green, or has it just been harvested or planted? The Jatiluwih ricefields are beautiful during any season, but if you want to see or photograph the intense green color what the rice fields are known for, then make sure to do your research!
If the rice has just been planted, the ricefields will have more water in between the plants. This will give you the opportunity to use the reflections in the water which can be magical with a colorful sky. It just depends on what you want to achieve with your photo!
Read everything about Jatiluwih rice terraces in this blog post
Getting there: Jatiluwih is easy to find, you can combine it with Leke Leke and NungNung waterfall to make it a wonderful and diverse day trip! For more information about the best Bali waterfalls, read this blog post.
Entrance fee: 40K per person. But if you enter the rice fields before sunrise from the temple side, you have a big change that you won’t have to pay.
Best time to go: Make sure to arrive half an hour before sunrise. This will give you the time to pick the right spot for your photo and set up your gear. Are you going to take a shot from the viewing platform? Or maybe you want to hike through the rice fields and find a new spot?
Photo tip: If you have a drone you have to use it here!! The mountains in the backdrop are an amazing perspective to the rice fields and are in particular visible in the morning. The best position for the drone shot is with the small road in the middle of your shot for a leading line with the mountains in the backdrop. See our example below.