Canggu is known for many things, from the endless amount of cafes, the perfect beaches for surfing to the relaxed lifestyle that Canggu is home to, Canggu is an absolute dream come true. But there is one sight in particular that is often overlooked: the rice fields of Canggu. While the rice fields of Canggu simply can’t be compared to the more famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, it still is a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets in Canggu. Lush fields of green as far as the eyes can see and palm tree lined roads, and the best thing is, you don’t even have to go far to find them, you just have to know where to be. So keep on reading to find out where to find the most beautiful Canggu rice fields and how to actually get there!
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Where to find the Canggu Rice Fields
If you have visited Canggu before then you might know that rice fields are simply found everywhere. You’ll find them near the short cut, behind the busy roads, as a view from your guesthouse, there truly is no shortage of rice fields in Canggu. However, it seems that slowly many of the rice fields are being replaced by buildings and construction sights, making it hard to find those larger patches of green near the centre of Canggu. However, if you head a couple of streets over you’ll find some of the lushest fields of green, an absolute oasis of peace and quiet. Here are the locations of where we found the most spectacular rice fields in Canggu:
These are some of the streets that will take you some beautiful fields of green that can easily be accessed from the central areas of Canggu. However, heading further in a Northwest direction (towards Tanah Lot) you will find many more of rice fields alike.
How to get to the Canggu Rice Fields
There are multiple ways to get to the Canggu Rice Fields, with our preference going to option 1, taking the scooter, read below why and what options there are available.
Option 1: Rent a scooter – Riding a scooter is one of the best ways to get around in Bali. Easier to manoeuvre around the cars, easier to park and it will allow you the freedom to go any place you have on your Bali bucket list. Renting a scooter in Bali is easy, many guesthouses rent them out to their guests and there are plenty of rental offices within the town of Canggu as well. Renting a scooter ranges anywhere from IDR 25,000 to IDR 100,000 a day depending on the duration of your rental and the amount of cc of your scooter. On average we have payed IDR 40,000 per day for the different rentals that we have had in Bali (all above 125cc). However, we only advise you to ride a scooter if you have plenty of experience riding one, and feel confident riding through the busy traffic of Bali. Oh, and don’t forget to wear a helmet!
Option 2: Walk or cycle – While walking could be a bit far, depending on where you are staying of course, a bike ride through the rice fields is definitely a great option if you don’t feel comfortable riding a scooter in Bali. While we haven’t rented a bicycle in Bali before ourselves we did see multiple people riding a bicycle in Canggu and some bicycle rental shops along the road. Make sure to be careful as you are still sharing the road with many scooters and trucks. A bicycle ride through the rice fields would sure make for a peaceful and tranquil experience, especially compared to the busy streets of Canggu! Should you plan to ride during the evenings or early mornings before the sun rises then make sure you have some lights on your bicycle as well so you are clearly visible on the road.
Best time to visit the Rice Fields in Canggu
The best time to visit the rice fields in Canggu would without a doubt be during sunrise! Not only will you have the most magical morning light, temperatures will also be a lot lower which is especially great if you are riding a bicycle instead of a scooter. However, if you are not an early riser then sun set will give you a similar kind of light and view, just perhaps a bit warmer. In the end no matter at what time you will visit, it is an incredible sight nonetheless.
Note: The rice fields are a beautiful sight, and you might get tempted to wander around the rice fields to either get the best photo, or to just see the rice fields from up close. Don’t forget that these rice fields belong to people, men and women that work hard every single day to maintain their rice fields. So be sure to be respectful of these people working here and to not destroy any of their hard work.
And there you have it, everything you need to know to find the most beautiful rice fields of Canggu. Have you been to Canggu before? Have spotted any other rice fields that should be on this list? Be sure to tell us in the comment section down below! Oh, and if you are you planning on doing some more sightseeing in Canggu or perhaps even want to explore more rice fields in Bali, then be sure to check out some of our other Bali guides filled with tips, tricks and inspiration:
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