What do you think about red rice? Jatiluwih paddy is indeed different with other paddy that used to be planted by farmer or rice that we used to eat in daily life. Jatiluwih paddy is rice red paddy that only exists in Jatiluwih and few other villages in Bali. But, Jatiluwih rice field presents the fabulous charm because of its terraces shape and twist following the hill’s shape.
The long journey, twist and exhausting quickly healed after seeing the overlay green rice field that stretches above the hill. Entering May, the overlay Jatiluwih rice field will start to produce the grains that green golden colored. That combination presents the interesting color gradation between the grains and its stem leaf which has dark green colored as overlay carpet which stretched over the hill.
Jatiluwih paddy starts to be planted on January, 2011 and will entering the harvest period on June, 2011. The farmer in this village only plants the paddy once within a year. The kind of paddy that planted is red rice which becomes the excellent paddy in Jatiluwih.
Things To Do In Jatiluwih
In Jatiluwih, the tourist can do some activities such as trekking while enjoy the natural atmosphere of Jatiluwih also see the activities of local people that spent their time almost a day full in the rice field. Tourist also enjoy the cultural attraction such as practicing how to plant a paddy start from agricultural processes and mapag toya, ngendag, cultivate the soil, seed planting, mebiyukukung until harvest the paddy. Interestingly, the local paddy is still maintained and the cultivation still using the organic fertilizer. Once in every 210 days on Raby Kliwon Ugu, tourist can see Petoyan Ceremony which held at Petalu Temple by performing dance that has a sacred meaning named Wali Pendek Dance.
Facility Provided In Jatiluwih
In Jatiluwih area, there is Wantilan provides as a place to take a rest, Bale Bengong, restaurant, mini market, toilet and parking area.
The Mileage To Jatiluwih
To rach Jatiluwih area, it takes around 48 kilometers from Denpasar city and it is located on the northern of Tabanan city, around 28 kilometers from Tabanan city.