Padlock of Love becomes a romantic tourist attraction visited by many young people. Located at Gagah hamlet, Tegallalang, Gianyar, this attraction has become famous since the beginning of 2017. As the name implies, this tourist attraction offering panoramic paddy field background is targeting young people who are in lovesick. There is a special place to
Padlock of Love becomes a romantic tourist attraction visited by many young people. Located at Gagah hamlet, Tegallalang, Gianyar, this attraction has become famous since the beginning of 2017. As the name implies, this tourist attraction offering panoramic paddy field background is targeting young people who are in lovesick. There is a special place to tie their love.
Local travelers and those from outside Bali come in droves to tie their love on the stage in the form of padlock as high as three meters. Young couples then can take selfie photo on stage in the middle of paddy fields that reads ‘love’ with beautiful colors. “Hopefully, the atmosphere and aura of this place could make our love everlasting,” said Made Setiawan and Putu Rani who are tying their love in the Padlock of Love.
This new tourist spot is interesting. The atmosphere is silent, cool and peaceful. The open stage has been protected with safety rod at the edges. It is purposely made as a place to take selfie photo for visitors that want to immortalize the most beautiful memories. This tool then becomes an icon commonly known as the Padlock of Love.
Although prepared for the young, this Padlock of Love attraction is also appropriate to be visited by children or adult travelers, especially those who like having a promenade. Terraced paddy fields offer beautiful panorama, and it is rich in activities. One of them is the farmers remaining to work on their paddy fields traditionally.
Understandably, the padlock of love is located in the middle of paddy fields, so that those coming by car must walk to get there. In contrast to travelers riding a motorcycle, they can get to the location easily. Although parking far on the highway, along the trip they will not feel tired because of being able to witness the activities of farmers.
The padlock of love is equipped with a restaurant with Balinese traditional style building. The menus offered are mostly traditional, such as gado-gado, fruit salad, ice with jelly-like filler and young coconut, as well as various Balinese snacks. After taking selfie, visitors can take advantage of this restaurant to relax while enjoying the menus.
Operations Manager of the Padlock of Love attraction, I Wayan Sugiartha, said that the land conjured up into the attraction was almost sold at a fantastic price. However, he rethought to sell his land because it is the only heritage of his ancestors. He then established a new contemporary tourist attraction. “We name this new attraction the Padlock of Love,” said Sugiarta.
To promote, Sugiarta explained that he does it more through Facebook, Instagram and other social media. “We are very grateful that this artificial tourist attraction becomes a traveler’s choice. Many young fans of selfie make a visit, either from Bali and outside Bali or even from overseas,” he concluded. (BTN/015)