Rice fields in Bali
• Rice fields in Bali
There is nothing more beautiful among Balinese landscapes like rice fields and rice terraces. As there is no more heavy and low-paid labor, as the cultivation of rice.
The average rice matures for 5 months, most of the time while in the water. Put it in the water in order to avoid direct sunlight and protect from weeds. Drained fields just before harvest. Bali is very well developed drainage system in the rice terraces - to the top of the stairs the water is poured into the lower, and so on, not letting it stagnate and swamped mini lakes... We visited three known locations where a magnificent landscape of the rice terraces. The first and most beautiful - Zhatiluvih (Jatiluwih).
From Ubud to Zhatiluvih (Jatiluwih) about 40 km along the curve and to safely catch the sunset, we drove about three o'clock in the afternoon.
As it turned out, the sunset here is not visible because the sun sets over the mountain, which is behind, and the fields that are in the lowland, buried in shadow.
But the long field is well highlighted.
The only thing that somehow managed to remove - the setting sun:
The last rays illuminate the mountain:
In general, nothing really took off, we decided to stay here until morning. Very handy on the way here turned up the motel, where we spent the night nicely just over 200 thousand. (~ $ 22).
In the meantime, not dark, lunar landscape:
By the way, at the entrance to the village stands on the road booth, where foreigners are charging bribes for examination beauty. We arrived in the evening and it was empty, and in the morning we tried to get to the bottom three peppers to offer about our scooters in the middle of the road and demanding the tickets. Honest to God, just like that in broad daylight strange people come and demand money. We have been successfully sent to sleep on.
Five in the morning. Few clouds - no ice. But the more chances will not be - the same night fly away:
Find a point to the terraces reflected in the dawn, it was quite difficult.
The only frame with reflection:
Here the coordinates of the place: 8 ° 22 '12.64 "S 115 ° 7' 52.47" E.
To work at seven in the morning:
Zhivotinku live right there among the fields in a small zagonchike:
The harvest almost ripe:
Mini temple among the fields:
The following terrace - Ababi place near the town Alampura in the eastern part of the island the island.
This place is not a tourist, and no fee will be charged. Shooting was carried out directly from the road (8 ° 24 '27.72 "S 115 ° 35' 25.55" E):
Houses in the village - for both humans and animals:
About the harvest a little closer. There are small but nice field near the cave temple Gunung Cavi (-8 ° 24 '20.92 ", + 115 ° 17' 37.80"):
Some rice bushes are cut with a sickle:
And then with all the dope beat off sheaves of net-cage:
Figure poured in, and the bush until Peeled Plum cast:
Then there is the initial treatment of the cake - rice from big straw dish (or what it's called?) Are interspersed on the fabric, and the hand sticks to the trash. Clean grain is easy to slip through his fingers:
And one more time - the wind will blow straw residues. Further purification process could not be seen, but along the back roads, we saw a lot of drying rice spread on very wide webs.
One of the most popular places in ten kilometers from Ubud - Tetallalang:
Here you can admire the view as the previous photo, but you can get yourself on the terrace - is the view from the other side:
But here each passed level you require with another bribe. What is typical - not once. These tablets met five or six times:
However, due to the fact that we arrived here very early - half of the sixth, then a single ticket collector, we did not come across, and we quietly walked around the edges of the terraces ...
Higher up on the hill there is a little village, and the first person in seven in the morning was a local resident, who owns a little English! Did not ask anything, ask where we (as usual, the two questions) and offered to be treated with coconut juice. But we had water with him and we politely declined.
Coordinates Tetallalan 8 ° 25 '44.82 "S 115 ° 16' 44.26" E.
Here is a beauty!