Bali is famous for its beautiful rice paddies and the Ubud area has some of the best. Tourists flock to Tegalalang Rice Paddies just nearby and it is worthwhile taking the opportunity to view them. The Shala Bali is surrounded by extensive rice paddies irrigated by streams and man-made water channels. There are up to 3 rice growing cycles per year in the luxuriant area where we are located. When the previous rice crop has been cut the bare short stalks are left in the ground.