If you are planning your Bali trip then you are probably thinking of visiting some of the best rice terraces in Bali, but you might not be thinking about the rice fields in Canggu. Whilst the Canggu rice fields are not known as the best in Bali, they are still stunning and up there with my favourites for a few reasons. The location is one reason, another is they are working rice fields that add that authentic feel so close to Canggu, which is more about surfing and cafes than Balinese culture at times. If Canggu is in your Bali itinerary you should visit the Canggu rice fields.
How Get To Canggu Rice Fields?
Canggu itself is quite spread out. You will generally need to walk, get a bicycle or hire a moped. Depending on where you are staying in Canggu this may be too long a walk. We recommend a bicycle as the best way to get the rice fields in Canggu. Some of the ‘roads’ and ‘shortcuts’ in Canggu are not the safest on a moped. We prefer to ride a bicycle around Canggu.
Where Are The Rice Fields In Canggu?
Once you hire Bicycles to ride. Ride along Jalan Batu Mejan onto Jalan Padang Linjong, then turn left onto Jalan Pura Blulang Yeh. It is the narrow, broken dirt part that will make you super happy you are not riding a scooter, especially when there is someone coming on the narrow road in the opposite direction!
Then you have a choice. Either turn right onto Jalan Sempol (beautiful rice terraces) or left then follow it right then turn left onto Jalan Pantai Pererenan towards the beach and some rice fields. Both are worthwhile if you have the time. There is a Printable Map at the end of this article that you can download and print. It has all the directions to these rice fields in Canggu on it too.
What Will You See?
The Canggu rice fields are a great example of Balinese rice fields. They are not as much of a rice terrace as some other rice fields in Bali, but you will still see some beautiful sloping terraces and subak style Balinese irrigation. It is hard to believe this is part of Canggu.
If You Turn Left
If You Turn Right
How Do They Compare To The Best Rice Terraces In Bali?
They compare. Let me explain. I love the Canggu rice fields for two main reasons. They are easily reached on your own from Canggu, no taxi, private driver or guide needed and easy to find too. The other reason is even though they might not be as impressive and dramatic, they are more authentic than some of the more popular and touristy rice terraces in Bali. I’m referring to mainly Tegalalang rice terrace and Jatiluwih rice terraces. That said they are both still amazing to see, and worth a visit and are popular because they are beautiful.
When Is The Best Time To See The Rice Fields In Canggu?
We love to do this either early morning (picture directly above) or early evening (the majority of pictures in this article) when the sun is not at its peak. It does not have to be as early as sunrise or as late as sunset, but these are our two favourite times. Try not to get caught in the dark as many parts are not lit. If I had to decide I would say the couple of hours before sunset is the time to go.
Canggu Rice Fields Printable Map
Get your free printable Canggu Rice Fields Map here.
If You Are Going To Canggu
We have some great articles on Canggu on the blog to help you plan your trip. You might like our Canggu Guide too, will all our favourite recommendations so you can save time planning and more time doing.
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Hey there! This is really helpful. How much did you rent the bike for? Thanks!
Hi JL, I can’t remember exactly but I believe it was in the range of 40.000 IDR per bike per day from our accommodation. Its great fun riding around Canggu :) Have a great trip!