Tegalalang is a name of a desa and Kecamatan administrative government, or simply kecamatan Tegalalang further divided into 7 desa administrations with office of kecamatan head (camat) located at te village of Tegalalang, under administration of Kabupaten Gianyar government. This kabupaten supervises 7 kecamatan administrations one of which is kecamatan Ubud with the office of the camat at Ubud town. The area of kecamatan Tegalalang sharing border with kecamatan Ubud at the north and north-west. Tegalalang area covering wide area from the southernmost desa of Tegalalang up to the north at desa Apuan a strech of more then 40 kms where are found scattered hotels and villas especially along the road leading to Kintamani via Payangan and east road from Tegalalang to Sekaan village. It is suggested for travelers to Bali in case staying at any accommodation at Tegalalang area to carefully check in case wish to plan Bali sightseeing, what is suitable from this area to avoid long and ineficient driving.
Interest of Tegalalang
The most popular interest of Tegalalang is the rice terrace located near southern border, close to Ubud, a place called Ceking, meaning narrow ridge on the main road side to Kintamani at the east, or passing east part of Ubud town at around 4 kms to the north. Naturally the view of rice field changes over the process of farming, starting after harvest the view is not interesting, but after the cleaning of land and water is poured, the terrace seen like a construction of giant glasses reflectng the color of the sky, while during half age of the rice the view is green to pastel green emanating fresh impression. When rice growing mature the color of rice changes to golden yellow to dark yellow making contrast with other plantations around the field, and depending on the planting time if not planted at the same time it will create bleding color looks very beatutiful.
As other interesting places in Bali people build shops, cafes, restaurant and at Tegalalang the village also provides simple seating places for travelers to enjoy te scenery. Thanks to people at Tegalalang until today they do not co-operate with the government of Kabupaten Gianyar, so they can maintain small entrance fees for travelers only for maintenant and cleaning service.
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description