The Balinese rice fields

The Balinese rice fields

Categories: Asia | Nature | Travel

Says photoblogger Marina Lystseva aka fotografersha: "There is nothing more beautiful Bali scenery of rice terraces. As there is a hard and low-paid labour, as the cultivation of rice.

On average, the rice Matures in five months, most of the time while in the water. Put it in the water to avoid exposure to direct sunlight and protect from weeds. Empty fields just before harvest.

Bali is very well developed drainage system in the rice terraces with the top of the steps of the water is poured into the bottom, etc., not allowing them to stagnate and zabolottia this mini lakes."

The Balinese rice fields

The Balinese rice fields

We visited three famous places where a magnificent landscape of rice terraces. The first and most beautiful Jatiluwih.

The Balinese rice fields

From Ubud to Jatiluwih about 40 kilometers along the curve and to safely catch the sunset, we left at about three in the afternoon.

The Balinese rice fields

As it turned out, the sunset is not visible because the sun sets behind the mountain, behind the back, and fields located in the valley, buried in the shadows.

The Balinese rice fields

But the far-field well to illuminate.

The Balinese rice fields

The only thing I managed to draw with the setting sun.

The Balinese rice fields

The last rays illuminated the mountain.

The Balinese rice fields

In General, nothing really taking off, we decided to stay here till morning. Very handy on the way turned up the Motel where we had spent the night for only 200 thousand. (~22$)

The Balinese rice fields

And until it's dark, lunar landscape.

The Balinese rice fields

By the way, at the entrance to the village on the road is a box where foreigners are charging fees for the inspection of beauty. We arrived in the evening and no one was there, and in the morning before we tried to get three of pepper, staying near our scooters in the middle of the road and demanding tickets. Honest to God, just like that in broad daylight strange people come and demand money. Has been successfully sent to sleep.

The Balinese rice fields

Five in the morning. Little clouds — no ice. But more likely will not — that leaves in the evening.

The Balinese rice fields

To find the point that the terraces were reflected in the dawn, proved to be quite difficult.

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The only sane reflection.

The Balinese rice fields

Here are the coordinates of this place 8° 22' 12.64" S 115° 7' 52.47" E

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To work at seven in the morning

The Balinese rice fields

Stuffed animals live among fields in a small pen

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The harvest is almost ready

The Balinese rice fields

Mini-temple among the fields

The Balinese rice fields

The following terrace — Ababi village near the town of Alampur in the Eastern part of the island.

The Balinese rice fields

Here the place is not tourist, and charge no charge. The footage was taken directly from the road (8° 24' 27.72" S 115° 35' 25.55" E)

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Place of peasants

The Balinese rice fields

Houses in the countryside — on people and animals

The Balinese rice fields

Harvest.

The Balinese rice fields

About the harvest a little closer. Here this cute little field near the cave temple of Gunung kawi (-8° 24' 20.92", +115° 17' 37.80").

The Balinese rice fields

Several rice bushes are cut with a sickle

The Balinese rice fields

And then with all the dope beat sheaves on the grid-cell.

The Balinese rice fields

Rice is poured inside, and cleaned out the Bush while throwing.

The Balinese rice fields

Then comes the initial clean — up cake is a pic of a big straw plates (or whatever it's called?) pouring on canvas, and hand adheres to the trash. Clean grain are easy to slip through his fingers.

The Balinese rice fields

And once the wind will carry away the straw. The process of refinement could not see, but along country roads we saw a lot of drying of rice, spread out on his massive panels.

The Balinese rice fields

One of the most popular places in ten kilometers from Ubud — Tetallalang (try to say at least the third time)

The Balinese rice fields

Here you can enjoy the view as the previous photo, and you can climb on the terrace — the view from the opposite side.

The Balinese rice fields

But here for each completed level you will require regular wages. That is typical — not once. Such signs was found five or six times:

The Balinese rice fields

But due to the fact that we came here very early, at half past five, no, not one of usher't we got and we quietly walked around the edges of the terraces...

The Balinese rice fields

What hills?

The Balinese rice fields

Higher on the hill is a village and the first person at seven in the morning was a local resident, a bit of English (!). Nothing is asked for, asked where we (as usual, two questions) and suggested to be treated with coconut juice. But we had water and we politely declined.

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Hip-hop. Nimble guy.

The Balinese rice fields

But the village still went. There were three houses, a bunch of dogs, chickens, two pigs and one bull — a working rice fields. Apparently, never washed.

The Balinese rice fields

Coordinates Detallan 8° 25' 44.82" S 115° 16' 44.26" E

Keywords: Nature | Asia | Travel | Agriculture | Bali | Rice fields

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