Have you ever noticed the recent popularity of tourists posing with yellow flower garden in Bali? This marigold Bali flower field is an accidental discovery that turned into a beautiful sightseeing spot. Located in Petang Village, the marigold field is a perfect spot to feast your eyes with a beautiful view and create memorable photos.
Things to Do at Petang Marigold Field
Petang marigold field is known as “Taman Gemitir” by locals (gemitir is the local name for marigold). The flower field supplies flowers for religious rituals and offerings in temples or festivals. Originally, the field had not been opened for public, until a handful of tourists started noticing it during the trip between Bedugul and Kintamani (the more famous tourist destinations).
Here are several fun things you can do in the flower field:
- Take good pictures
Taking pictures is the main goal of tourists who visit this place. When the flowers are in full blooms, the field is adorned with bright yellow and orange colors. This flower field is also popular among couples to take prewedding pictures. You can also take “themed” pictures here, since the flowery field looks like something from fantasy stories.
- Shopping for flowers
You can buy flowers directly from locals. The price is quite affordable, and you can get fresh, beautiful bouquet to memorize your trip a little longer.
- Learning about local flower and farming
Since you need to ask permission before entering the flower field, you can ask locals about the flowers and their uses. This is great if you have interests in learning about local life.
Marigold grows quickly and is harvested almost every month. Therefore, the place is open tovisit almost every day.
Tips to Visit Marigold Field
Farmers usually harvest marigold at the beginning of the month. Therefore, it is best to visit during the middle of the month for the most ideal view. You must ask permission before entering the field and walk carefully to avoid damaging the flowers.
Some marigold flower fields in Bali require small entrance fees, while others are free. However, you are expected to give tips to the farmers as a sign of good faith. The tips also help them to maintain the flowers.
The road to the flower field is good, but it is not too big. Since the terrain is hilly in this area, you must be careful when driving. You may need to ask the locals about the field’s exact location, since it was originally not intended as a tourist destination.
How to Visit Bali Marigold Field
The famous marigold field is located in the route between Kintamani and Bedugul. You need to drive for 90 minutes from Denpasar to reach the place. Car is the best option, since the terrain is hilly and can be quite challenging. Be prepared for gloomy weather, which is typical for this side of the island.
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