Working out while experiencing nature gives an entirely different feeling to your physical and mental health as to exercising indoor, although both share a common purpose and goal. When you do a workout outdoor, you’re given the liberty to revel in the blissful sky, touch of sunlight, fresh air and the divine scenery. While this is a rather unconventional scene in most big cities, this isn’t the case in Denpasar, where you can simply find one at Subak Sembung Ecotourism.
Open to public in mid 2014, this attraction is located at Desa Peguyangan of North Denpasar, with a total distance of 3 km and travel time about 8 minutes from the hub. This agricultural area with no entrance fee has become a favourite attraction among locals and tourists in Denpasar.
Subak Sembung Ecotourism is an immensely large-scale rice paddy field and is estimated at 115 acres. This place is also run by 200 traditional farmers who reside in Peguyangan Village. Subak Sembung has a jogging track area of 1 km with a width of 2 meters. Originally a rice field area, this track was turned into a concrete walkway, which becomes practical for the runners and joggers. Fortunately, there has been no detrimental effect resulting from the track construction.
While you’re jogging or running around Subak Sembung, you get to breathe in the clean and fresh air while relishing the wondrous surrounding in the form of rice paddy stretched all throughout the way.
Besides the rice paddy, you can also catch a glimpse of various medicinal plants, farmers’ crops, and water flow for irrigation. And oh, you also get to take part in an educational tour of agricultural activities, guided by the farmers, which can be enlightening and fun at the same time. Subak Sembung is an organic and clean agricultural belt, so all products from this locale are free from pesticides and chemicals. So that’s a total plus!
For an awe-inspiring sweat and glow session, you can take your exercise outdoor at Subak Sembung, where you get to enjoy a change of scenery by glorying in the luxuriant green paddy field and at the same time get a salubrious dose of vitamin D!
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Jl. A. Yani, Denpasar Utara, Peguyangan, Denpasar Utara, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80239, Indonesia