Beras Terbakar means field of burnt rice. The place has a lot of historical significance. The place doesn't offer much to see, but one can explore the field for its past when Padang Matsirat was the main place in the island with paddy fields and since was rice was the means of survival in the islands. The story says that the army chief wanted to prevent it from falling in the hands of the Siamese enemy and so he ordered the villagers to burn their harvest.
The villagers collected all their harvest and burnt the entire crop inside a hole they dug in the field in this place. From the travel point of view, the small field area can be explored. It has been conserved and protected. There is no hole now but a sign instead that indicates the place where the hole was dug. At many instances, burnt rice traces have been found after heavy rain, when they come up tot he surface. There is a glass case where some sample burnt rice is kept.
Further stretched out are paddy fields and cows can be seen grazing there.