Have a nice day good people, as you know Tabanan have many interesting place one of them is Jatiluwih. Jatiluwih is a natural tourist destination which is so interesting because it has a beautiful nature landscape. Jatiluwih is located in Penebel District, Tabanan regency, Bali. Jatiluwih consist of two words which are Jati and Luwih that means “really beautiful”. Jatiluwih has a great background which is Batukaru mount and located in the height of 700 meters above sea level and has a cool fresh air also with the comfortable atmosphere. The major of its area is an agricultural area that made with terraces shape, so that it called as Balinese Rice Terrace. The system of this rice terrace had been made Jatiluwih nominated in UNESCO World Heritage list as a world culture heritage. Jatiluwih is the best location to see the panorama of rice terrace in Bali.
To irrigate this rice terrace with total area around 636 hectares in Jatiluwih, it is using Subak Irrigation System or Balinese traditional irrigation which based on community. The natural tourist destination of Jatiluwih is visited often by local and international tourist to enjoy the beauty of natural landscape, the fresh air, also enjoy the rural quiet atmosphere. The green rice field area that really spacious is the main attraction of natural tourist destination that can be found in Jatiluwih.
Penebel is one of area in Bali which concentrates on agriculture and plantation sectors. One of commodity produces is brown rice. Therefore, the most of rice field in Jatiluwih produces the brown rice. Another uniqueness of this rice field is the irrigation system that used for irrigate this rice field. Same as in other areas in Bali, this rice field using Subak. Subak is a farmer organization to manage the conduit to irrigate the rice field. This system is used by Balinese people hereditarily since one millennium ago. Subak is thick with mutual cooperation and kinship. Subak also thick with the religious ceremony start from sowing seeds until the rice saved in barn.
Maybe you have already found the rice terraces in other area in Indonesia, but you will only found “Bedugul” in Balinese typical rice terraces. Bedugul is a place or hut to worship Goddess Sri or the symbol of fertility.