Why pay for view??
You may ask and think that the village has become to commercialized.
In the past, let say 5 years ago, people did not need to pay. But since there were so many people stopping in this place, the street became so congested. Soon, there was traffic jam. Now, with the local helping to direct the traffic and helping to park the vehicles, the traffic does not turn bad. People can enjoy the view and not bothered by traffic. So, that's what the local do. They make sure your visit to the Ceking village become a great visit without thinking about chaotic traffic jam.
Sometime, little congestion still happen because there are too many tourists car coming here. But it is not as bad as before the villagers take part in helping the parking.
Where to stop?
The street of Tegalalang is where you can see the view of rice terraces. In both sides of the street, there are shops and restaurants. After driving for 2 minutes from where you pay the donation, there is a cafe called LOJI where I usually go from where I can see the view of rice terraces and helping my clients to take photos.