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Things to do in Penebel

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Scenic Viewpoint
“Find Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Tabanan Regency, in the heart of central Bali. As it’s off the beaten track, Jatiluwih is uncrowded compared to other Balinese tourist hotspots. The terraces cascade along the foothills of Gunung Batukaru, serving up a more than 600-hectare expanse of lush green rice fields curving along the landscape. It’s no wonder that Jatiluwih has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, living up to its name that means ‘truly beautiful.’ Take out your camera, or better yet, take in the scene sans camera as the inspiringly verdant panorama invites a tranquil and reflective atmosphere. Hikers will enjoy exploring the rice fields, observing the flow of water and the varying colors and stages of rice growth, taking a closer look at the day-to-day life of a Balinese farmer. Stop by Ada Babi Guleng or one of many local or international restaurants in the area for a scenic meal overlooking the terraces. To see more of Jatiluwih at a faster pace, it’s possible to rent a bicycle or ATV to get around.”
  • 39 locals recommend
  • 16 Experiences
Mountain
“Jatiluwih village in Penebel District, north of Tabanan, has paddy fields following the contours of terraced land against the background of spellbinding Mount Batukaru and Mount Agung use traditional Balinese irrigation known as subak, Bali's community-based water control management system. Lies at an altitude of 700 meters, the cool atmosphere of more original beautiful Jatiluwih is better than the most well known Tegallalang which has plenty of cafes and souvenir shops. Jatiluwih is one of the five rice terraces that describe the "Subak" water management system which has gain acknowledgement from UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage. To preserve the largest area of 53,000 hectares agriculture fields on the island, Tabanan Regency Administration would not allow the development of star-rated and city hotels anymore, unless tourism facilities with a commitment to environmental conservation would be allowed with 30 percent of buildings and 70 percent had to be left naturally as paddy field or plantation. The administration has also decided 300-hectare protected paddy field zone with a 100-hectare housing zone lies outside the protected zone. For visitors it is possible to visit the 300-hectare on foot (about 3,5 hr trekking) or alternatively with an e-bike tour that the local villagers organize since 2017 (about 1 h).”
  • 27 locals recommend
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Establishment
“Not as famous as the other temples of Bali, I personnally love Pura Luhur Batu Karu. This temple is the oldest of the island, and does not get crowded with tourists unlike the other sites. A beautiful and romantic visit. If you happen to visit the Jati Luwih ricefields nearby, do not hesitate to take the route all the way to that temple as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“The Penatahan Hot Springs. The hot water comes from natural springs located near the bank of Yeh Ho River. It contains sulfur, potassium and sodium, which are known for their curative effects. It is also known as Yeh Panes, a beautiful natural resting place beside a river bank, surrounded by fresh vegetation and green forest.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nombreux temples Hindouistes et Bouddhistes à visiter dans tout Bali ! Pour les Temples indiqués dans les guides touristiques, y aller tôt le matin pour éviter l'affluence de touristes ... Et surtout, portez des vêtements décents avec, par dessus, le sarong et la ceinture traditionnels”
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Natural Feature
“A beautiful natural hot spring surrounded by bamboo forest and lush rain forest. It is fabulous for a swim and also dipping in the hot pool privately. ”
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Point of Interest
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Restaurant
“A special place providing a rare and wonderful experience. The Organic Farm is located in the beauty of the Jatiluwih rice fields, that are UNESCO listed. Perfect plan for a family day to enjoy the nature and to learn how to grow organic and taste that delicious food. Wayan, the owner, can pick you up in from the villa and bring you to there. Don't hesitate to ask to him about Bali, he is a real Bali soul and he knows about all the culture and history of his beloved island.”
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Point of Interest
“Great for kids from 1 year through 100 years!!! :-)) Lots and lots of things to see and do.”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“Worth the 1 hour drive up north, visit Butterfly park on the way up, great rice paddies views now UNESCO protected area, have a lunch in one of the local stalls, enjoy cool breeze at the mountains.”
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  • 7 Experiences
Balinese Restaurant
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Temple
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Administrative Area Level 3
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Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends