Jatiluwih is one the famous tourist destinations in Bali located in Tabanan regency, west part of the island offering the beautiful scenery of rice terrace with fresh atmosphere surround it. It is equal with its named of Jatiluwih where it is derived from two words ’Jati and Luwih’. Jati means real and Luwih means good or beautiful. The breathtaking panorama of rice terrace with mount Batukaru as backdrop is categorized as the most interesting scenery natures. It has been appointed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in particular of Subak Organization as a fundamental of the local society life. The varieties of local rice planted in this area are very specific with the size of rice tree that are relatively higher than the normal rice planted in other area in Bali. Jatiluwih is also well known as an area with the organic agriculture.
Jatiluwih, Rice Field, Bali, TabananJatiluwih is located on 700 m above sea level with fresh and cool temperatures surround it. Beside of the nature potential, Jatiluwih is also has culture potential in particular to the farmer temple building that is related to the power of the famous king of Ida Dalem Waturenggong in Gegel Palace ( 1460- 1552). This site is easily be fond and can be reach from Denpasar about 48 Km. It is located on the north part Tabanan regency around 28 km. This site is one of the famous tourist destinations to visit in Bali and mostly included on the famous tour itinerary like Batukaru Temple Tour. The road is sustainable improved to facilitate every visitor who visits this place, which can be accessed by any vehicle from Pacung Village or Batukaru Temple. Jatiluwih is many visited by foreign tourist who wants to enjoy the beautiful scenery of rice terrace with fresh and cool temperature.
Jatiluwih as a tourism object in Bali is actually well known when the Dutch colonialism in this island ( 1910- 1942 ) because in west part of Jatiluwih village the Dutch had build a castle. The government has set the Jatiluwih as rural tourism object in line with tracking more visitors to visit it. It is continuously improved and developed beside of the main asset of the beautiful nature with comfortable atmosphere as well as the stunning view of rice terrace those are all the attractions for tourist to visit it. Jatiluwih is also keep the unique religion ceremony as specially when the temple ceremony at Petani temple on Wednesday Kliwon Ugu (Balinese calendar). According to the local Balinese believes that Petani temple is a center to worship to the God in manifestation as agriculture sovereign. Jatiluwih is also completed by public facilities include parking area, toilet, Bale Bengong for resting and restaurants. The restaurants in this area provide the variety of menus as especially Indonesian food as well as some drink.