Tegalalang Rice Terrace
lies on North of Ubud is very popeler with it's beautiful rice terrace. Various woodcarvings can be found in this village and its neighbors. Very colorful carvings of flowers, animals and other designs are displayed along the road, and of course a beautiful rice field. Tegalalang Rice Terrace has beautiful view with coconut trees and beautiful small river valley. Tegallalang well known with the village of handicrafts center specially for wholesale and export, a long of the road you will see a lot of the shops, they sell variety of painted woodcarving with colorful designed.
The painted woodcarving products the sell made from very light wood with reasonable price, they do sell theirs handicrafts for retail too. Tegalalang is famous with rice terrace, but now on the way go to Tegalalang Village both side of the road you find many shops with selling woodcarving. The first example of Balinese landscape is the rice-field. This is a typical scene in Bali. The terraced rice-field is typical of the beauty of the Balinese countryside. Note the harmony of colors, the vivid green of the coconut groves and the pale blue of the sky.
Wet rice agriculture (sawah) is the basic and most important activity of Balinese life, Rice is the major crop and the staple food. During the growth period of the rice, the fields are periodic flooded. The Subak or irrigation cooperatives, regulate the allow of water and maintenance of irrigation networks. The water from single dam may be divided into douses and even hundreds of channel to irrigate the terraced Sawah, note how many-terraced field are served by this one particular manual serves.