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Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, Ubud Monkey Forest is one of Ubud's most famous attractions; a characteristic woods asylum that is home to a crowd of dim since quite a while ago followed macaques. The site is very much safeguarded because of a group based administration program. The forest is situated close to Ubud Town Center, and inside simple strolling separation from guesthouses and resorts along the primary streets of Jalan Hanoman and the namesake Jalan Monkey Forest.
Other than watching perky monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through shades, lazing along pathways or eating bananas, the site offers cool strolls along cleared pathways through a verdant nutmeg wood. Excellent old sanctuaries with gatekeeper statues canvassed in greenery additionally highlight all through the forest.
Highlights: If you want to explore few other places than the Ubud Monkey Forest you can also visit the Ubud Royal Palace and head out for some shopping in the Ubud Art Market.
Location: Ubud Monkey Forest is located at Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Timings: Open from 8:30 AM–6:00 PM
Whiff in the fresh air while you swing at the 256 feet high Bali swing in Ubud. This place offers a combination of adventure and nature from where you can take a look at the cascading falls and splendid views of paddy fields.
One of the best ways to take a glimpse of Ubud's beauty is from the Bali swing as it is 33 feet high and gives the bird’s eye view of the entire region. The locale is surrounded by the soothing fresh vibes and is the abode of serenity that makes it a must-visit destination in Bali.
Highlights: Jaw-dropping views of Bali, paddy fields, 33 feet high swing, exceptional topography.
Location: Jl. Dewi Saraswati No.7, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kec. Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia
Timings: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entrance Fees: Starting from 1,20,000 IDR per person.
Witness the melange of culture, art, and comfort at the Agung Rai Museum of Art that was founded by the Balinises art collector Anak Agung Gde Rai. The museum features two main exhibition halls where you can witness the paintings of Indonesian and foreign artists.
This is the place where you can learn about the Balinese traditions and culture at its best. Apart from this, here you can also take part in the cultural workshops or just gape at the artworks of Raden Saleh, Syarif Bustaman, and countless other talented artists. Not only this but here you can also visit the temporary exhibitions that are held to promote new upcoming artists.
Highlights: Art and cultural center, museum, exhibition halls, and art classes.
Location: Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entrance Fees: Starting from 80 IDR per person that includes coffee or tea.
Goa Gajah is cut into a stone face and you enter through the enormous mouth of an evil spirit. Inside the T-formed you can see fragmentary stays of the lingam, the phallic image of the Hindu god Shiva, and its female partner the yoni, to a statue of Shiva's child, the elephant-headed god Ganesha. Before the give in are two square washing pools with waterspouts held by six female figures.
Goa Gajah goes back to the eleventh century, worked as a profound place for contemplation. The primary grounds are down a flight of ventures from the roadside and stopping range, which is fixed with different craftsmanship and trinket shops and refreshment booths. After achieving the base you will run over an extensive "wantilan" meeting lobby and a variety of vast old stone carvings, some reestablished to their previous magnificence.
Highlights: Different structures uncover Hindu impacts going back to the tenth century, and a few relics include components of Buddhism dating much prior to the eighth century. The cave is shallow; inside are three stone icons each wrapped in red, yellow and dark fabrics. Dark sediment lines the surrender's dividers as result from the present day incense consuming. A few spaces indicate where contemplating ministers once sat. The northern side of the complex is overwhelmingly Buddhist while south over the waterway it's generally Shivaite.
Embrace a tour to the Tegalalang Rice Terrace that is a paddy field in a terraced layout. The displays of the lush green rice field cut down in the elegant pattern is just a delight to the eyes. This is an old irrigation system that was used to spread the water evenly but the views that it offers are enough to melt the heart away.
If you are planning a vacation in Bali then this is an unmissable part whether you are a nature lover or a fanatical photographer as the views are just beyond one's imagination.
Highlights: Elegantly cut paddy fields, traditional Balinese irrigation system, and scenic landscapes.
Location: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entrance Fees: Starting from IDR 10,000 per person.
While you are visiting the most desired destination in the world a lot of you might planning to visit some of the famous places in Ubud. Well if you are a history buff and museums attract you then this will be definitely the start for you. Situated on a hilltop and sitting above the lavish valley of Campuhan, it houses artworks, montages and delineated verse Blanco Renaissance Museum is an absolute visit for you in Ubud.
With lithographic fine arts of Antonio Blanco most loved subject: naked Balinese ladies, this museum has been pulling in a great deal of traveler around the globe. The photo of Antonio Blanco (1912–99) robbing with Michael Jackson says it all while you first visit the museum.
Highlights: Assuming the part of a capricious craftsman à la Dalí, he is known for his expressionist workmanship and represented verse that joins a blend of styles and mediums. Additionally, appreciate the waterfall and fascinating winged creatures in transit in, and great perspectives over the waterway.
Location: The Blanco Renaissance Museum is located at Jl. Raya Penestanan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.
Timings: Opens from 9:00AM- 5:00 PMHow to reach: As the Blanco Renaissance Museum is not connected to any public transport; the only way to reach here is via hiring a car.
With its amazing beauty of the greenry and the cool breeze Ubud Bali is another great place to revive your tiredness. While in this destination don’t forget to head out on an amazing Campuhan Ridge Walk. Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and simple nature trek which allows you to explore the beauty of this region.
The region gives an extraordinary withdraw from the more rushed southern parts of the island, yet this trail introduces a significantly more unblemished outback to escape from the contemporary boutique, guesthouse and restaurant-lined Jalan Raya Ubud. While the climb gives you a chance to appreciate cool natural air and likely the most beautiful slope vista here. Also if you are a fitness freat it will help you to shed off a few calories too with its nine-kilometer slope track.
Highlights: While on your trek you will find a A little extension over the venerated Campuhan River prompts the lofty Pura Gunung Lebah sanctuary complex. The cut dividers and the towering "meru" levels of the altars unmistakable from the way give a fascinating and social touch to the start of this nature walk.
Location: Jalan Raya Campuan, Sayan, Ubud, Kelusa, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Timings: Opens from
5:30 AM–7:00 PM
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30 September 2019
It was one of the best adventures of my life...totally loved this activity.
08 July 2019
The bike was in good condition, My guide was a gem and the lunch was also good. I feel cycling is the best way to explore a city like Ubud
08 July 2019
It was a extremely nice visit to holiest temples of Bali- Lempuyang Temple and Besakih Temple and our guide was friendly and professional. Awsome place...must visit!
08 July 2019
Highly refreshing experience,must try once in life
08 July 2019
We explore all the significant temples in Bali and also the heritage village of Bali.
08 July 2019
Thank you Thrillophilia for this wonderful experience. I got to see the glimpse of beauty of Bali at 33 feet height.
08 July 2019
It was such an adrenaline pumping ride. A must try for all the adventure freaks.
08 July 2019
amazing sightseeing tour,everything was perfect and punctual
08 July 2019
the guide was good,everything was on time highly recomended
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- You can get to Ubud from Bali by bus and taxi. You can land at Bali airport. It is difficult to get through customs.
- You must never touch the head of either children or adults in Ubud, Bali because the head is considered sacred as per their customs.
- Do not do drugs in Ubud, as you will be offered easily during breakfast in the form of a capsule. Strictly say ‘No’.
- Remove shoes when entering homes and temples in Ubud, Bali.
- Always use your right hand for giving money, business card, or eating, as this is a custom of the oriental culture in Ubud and considered unacceptable if you do it with left hand.
- Prefer to eat more of Balinese food instead of Western food in restaurants as they may not taste as you expectations.
- Do not miss the cooking classes in Ubud. You will enjoy working with spices and their staple food.
- Do not look in the eye of monkeys in the Monkey forest, they might give you scratches and injuries.
- When riding around Ubud in a hired bike, always carry a driving license and wear a helmet.
- If you don’t have an international driver’s license, you can get a Balinese drivers license, and also get a driver’s insurance to stay away from the cops.
- Drivers on road honk a lot, and you should too, without getting cranky, when driving around.
- Beware of strong waves when surfing on the beach.
- Internet and electricity in Ubud is bad, so, do not expect a lot of social media updates happening when you are in this town.
- Try the tropical fruits available in Ubud, Bali.
Beaches, outdoor and water sports activities Ubud is the central town of Bali on the Indonesian island. You can visit a few beaches for sightseeing, eating and drinking, getting massages, getting a swim, and getting the most of your holidays. Though the Kuta beach is infamous and best to be avoided, you can go to the Lovina beach near Ubud for getting a view of dolphins. You can also take up water sports activities like, snorkeling, and sightseeing. You can enjoy the sunrise and sunset at the Sansur beach in Denpasar. You can stay at the luxury resorts of the Jimbaran Beach and enjoy its tranquil and serene view that is located amidst tropical forests. The Nusa Dua is an idyllic place for all types of tourists. At this beach you will find temples, restaurants, museums, golf courses, and many more areas of activities like camel safaris. There are many things to do in Ubud apart from spending time on beaches. Enjoy live music, barbeques, and surfing at the Echo beach in Canggu in Bali. You can also enjoy your platter of calamari, clams, scallops, and other sea food at this beach. This is a beach where you can enjoy from a list of cocktails and drinks. Ubud, Bali is a cluster of many beaches. While a few beaches are ideal for a swim, you must be careful of the jellyfish sting. Massages and spas Wellness, yoga, and meditation are the things to do went in Ubud, Bali. There are many massage parlors and spas in Ubud that are mid range to luxury. You can relax your muscles after day trips and spend some time at these spas and get the best of massages. Temples, museums, historical places You can visit the Blanco Museum to get a look at the surreal art, participate in many temple ceremonies, take bike rides, hike in the monkey forest, botanical gardens, Ubud palace, and many more art galleries and museums that host the paintings and sculptures made by artists from across the world.
Beaches, outdoor and water sports activities
Ubud is the central town of Bali on the Indonesian island. You can visit a few beaches for sightseeing, eating and drinking, getting massages, getting a swim, and getting the most of your holidays. Though the Kuta beach is infamous and best to be avoided, you can go to the Lovina beach near Ubud for getting a view of dolphins. You can also take up water sports activities like, snorkeling, and sightseeing.
You can enjoy the sunrise and sunset at the Sansur beach in Denpasar. You can stay at the luxury resorts of the Jimbaran Beach and enjoy its tranquil and serene view that is located amidst tropical forests. The Nusa Dua is an idyllic place for all types of tourists. At this beach you will find temples, restaurants, museums, golf courses, and many more areas of activities like camel safaris. There are many things to do in Ubud apart from spending time on beaches.
Enjoy live music, barbeques, and surfing at the Echo beach in Canggu in Bali. You can also enjoy your platter of calamari, clams, scallops, and other sea food at this beach. This is a beach where you can enjoy from a list of cocktails and drinks. Ubud, Bali is a cluster of many beaches. While a few beaches are ideal for a swim, you must be careful of the jellyfish sting.
Massages and spas
Wellness, yoga, and meditation are the things to do went in Ubud, Bali. There are many massage parlors and spas in Ubud that are mid range to luxury. You can relax your muscles after day trips and spend some time at these spas and get the best of massages.
Temples, museums, historical places
You can visit the Blanco Museum to get a look at the surreal art, participate in many temple ceremonies, take bike rides, hike in the monkey forest, botanical gardens, Ubud palace, and many more art galleries and museums that host the paintings and sculptures made by artists from across the world.
Undoubtedly, the treasure trove of Bali, Ubud houses plentiful famous places namely the Monkey forest, Goa Gajah elephant caves, Puri Saren royal palace, Campuhan ridge walk, Art market, and several other places. Apart from this here one can also explore the alluring terrace landscapes at the Tegalalang rice fields or can indulge in the serenity of Pura Taman Saraswati temple. If you are an adventure buff and seeking for some offbeat adventure then you can visit the Tegenungan Waterfall while you trek the trail leading to it. Here you will never fall short of places as it has a lot to offer. Your holidays in Ubud will definitely be an adventurous one
Absolutely! With the beautiful contrast of flora and fauna, traditional markets, centuries-old temples, and royal palaces, Ubud City is worth the last penny you spend on your trip.
Located in the centre of Bali, this beautiful destination will make you fall for its rich cultural landmarks, authentic handicrafts, and photogenic surrounds.
It takes approx 1-2 hour to reach Ubud from Ngurah Rai International Airport. There are taxis available outside the airport that will charge you approx $27 or more. You'll be passing through Denpasar.
Though Ubud experiences a tropical climate all throughout the year, July and August call for the best months to visit the mesmerizing vicinity. With mere two distinctive season - Rainy and Dry, Ubud City bustles with tourists all-year-round, just turning busy to busier in the high season.
Make sure you make prior bookings for the accommodations as the place becomes quite crowded due to the high season. If you’re planning to visit in the low season and relish the discounts, you might have to bargain on the downpour all throughout your trip.
There are local transport into the form of SUVs or minivans that can be hired with a driver for specific trips. Though, you can reach Ubud through taxi from the main Bali city, but you'll hardly find taxis plying in Ubud. Look for the circular yellow "E" logo on the windshield certifying them as Ubud Transport Association members. There are public buses from Gilimanuk, that passes through Singaraja and Denpasar. There is no direct bus to Ubud.
Who wouldn’t want to save those extra bucks while enjoying the eye-feasting view of the scintillating land! We bring you a curated list of things to do in Ubud for free:
Campuhan Ridge Walk: Popularly known as the Love Hill, Campuhan Ridge Walk renders a fresh air walk amidst the tropical leaves - a sight too serene to witness!
Storks Colony in Petulu Village: Thousands of storks flying across the setting sun is a jaw-dropping sight the Petulu village envelopes, holding beauty beyond imagination. But why imagine when you can actually witness?
Ubud Art Market: Test your bargaining skills and grab the best deals on the unique art items to take back something from your trip. You can also stroll if you’re not in the shopping dive and get closer to the authentic Balinese life.
Ubud Royal Palace: Entice royalty at its peak and spend a few hours of your Ubud trip to embark on this architectural and historical elation.
Taman Saraswati Temple: Located in the centre of Ubud Water Palace, the architecture of this Temple will leave you spellbound and tongue-tied. Make sure you keep in mind the rules to enter this Hindu temple.
Threads of Life Ubud: Acknowledge the fine textiles from Bali exclusively put up on display to let the tourists get acquainted with the traditional woven fabric of Bali.
Alam Sari Agrotourism: If you’re a coffee person then you cannot miss out on this destination quenching your caffeine urge with free coffee. Witness the coffee trees, beans, and processing in a traditional way and make the best out of Ubud Tourism on this trip.
Tegalalang Rice Fields: Your Ubud trip doesn’t count successful if you’ve missed strolling amidst the lush green rice fields of Tegalalang. Keep your camera handy and capture the terraced rice fields.
Bemo is the generic name for open-air minibuses, also called "angkot". Bemo are small enough to negotiate the narrow roads that connect Balinese villages, and are cheap enough to accommodate locals on a regular basis.
Take a flight to Denpasar Airport in Bali as there are no direct flights to Ubud. Since there are frequent flights available from the major cities of India including New Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, and Bangalore to Bali, there will not be any difficulty in getting to Bali. Make sure you proceed with the bookings two months prior to your visit. Air India, Jet Konnect, Hong Kong Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Dragon Air, and Jet Airways are few airlines that provide the required services.
From the airport, you can either hire a taxi from Bali or make prior arrangements with the hotels you’ve booked accommodations. Do not panic if the road signs indicate Gianyar only as Ubud lies in the same regency. You can also ask the locals while you’re on your way.
The Visa policy for Indians states that the Visa will be given for a time period of 30 days which can maximum extend to 60 days. Indians can acquire Visas in two ways - through the Indonesia consulate or Indian embassy or get it stamped on the Indonesian arrival port itself, respectively.
Make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of six months from the expiry date mentioned. Also to include that you need to need to have not more than three months old, passport size pictures set against a white background for your form along with a confirmed ticket. The cost involved is around INR 750 to INR 1,700 depending on the length of your visa requirement.
Yes, you can rent motorbike and cycles to travel around Ubud. Though the rent price in Ubud compared to other parts of Bali can be quite less. Check out with the guest house and resorts where you can get motorbikes on rent at cheap rate. However, try' to get the registration papers for the bike from the hirer, when you hit a police check point. Check out different bike rental services in Ubud and compare their prices.
The currency used in Ubud is Indoensian Rupiah.
Ubud is a very safe town. Its size alone is a good reason why there is little crime and practically no complaint from the tourists. However, it is important to avoid alone night walks and getting into contact with illegal people. The best thing is to have all the emergency numbers with you to get into contact with officials during any situation.
The trouble can be with the police if you drive a scooter without a helmet or international drivers license. You may end paying fine under this scenario.
Ubud is not much expensive, compared to its size of place. There is a wide accommodation options available in Ubud which can be around $100 per month for a single room up to $4000 for a large luxurious property. Also there are affordable restaurants for dinner and lunch. It would cost you around $1.20 to $2.00 per meal. Also, if you're choosing bike rental, then your transportation will come down.
Minimum 4 days is enough to explore Ubud. In these 4 days, you can visit- Monkey Forest, night Temple Dances, Ubud Palace, white-water rafting, Campuhan Walk, art museums, etc. You can enjoy the best time in Ubud after taking up a tour package for Bali. If you're going for a week or two to explore Bali, then you can visit Ubud to spend some days.
The weather in Ubud is some of the best in the world. Sure it can get a bit hot at mid-day but there is often a nice breeze and being a bit above sea level keeps the temperature somewhat in check. During the winter the temperature can drop below 20 degrees at night and will usually remain below 30 degrees in the daytime.
Dry and Wet are two seasons in Ubud. The dry season is generally from July to October and wet season one can expect a bit of rain nearly every day.
Clothing in Ubud isn't restricted to specific type. However, one has to abide and respect the culture and location, especially if visiting religious place.
Language spoken in Ubud is same as Bali. Balinese and Indonesian are the most widely spoken languages. English and Chinese are the next most common languages.
Ubud offers multiple options to do. From shopping to park visit, one can have a list of things to do in Ubud. Having a list of options is the great way to enjoy your tour around Ubud. Some of the best activities you can do Ubud are:
Ubud is well known as a place to relax, unwind, get pampered, do yoga and meditate. But above all, one can even enjoy the adventure and offbeat activities in Ubud. Discover the adventure side of the beautiful place hidden:
River Rafting at Ayung River: The infamous river Ayung River provides the best white-water rafting experience in Bali. The rafting trip starts from the north of Ubud and ends near the west.
Wild Volcano Climbing Day: Get relaxed and pampered at Volcano Batur and Volcano Agung.Volcano Batur is 1717m above sea level while Volcano Agung goes up to 3142m, and are great adventurous place in Ubud.
Canyon Tubing: Get into the aqua-based adrenaline rush, head up into the hills and hidden canyons of Kerta Village Payangan. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canyon while drifting on this semi-wild clear stream for forty kilometers in a single inflatable tube.
Cycling in Ubud: This will give you the opportunity to savour the Balinese countryside and to cruise through untouched rice paddies.
Flying Fox: Advance yourself with this challenging yet extremely amusing activity, flying down the canyon passing splendid views of the Siap River and Payangan forest.
Yes, Ubud offers some great places for honeymoon couples. From beaches to century old ruins, there are many options to explore. Moreover, resorts and guest houses comprising of luxury amenities are worth enjoying. Check out the honeymoon packages for Ubud comprising of accommodation, travel, and amenities. Some of the places and things for honeymoon couples are:
Ubud is small, but beautiful place to explore. Famously known as Bali’s ultimate cultural hub, Ubud is an amazing mesh of old and new with something to offer to everyone. You'll be spoiled by choices offered in Ubud to visit. The town and its outskirts within the Gianyar Regency is your holiday destination if you are also into the Balinese culture, arts, and crafts. Some of the worth visiting places in Ubud are:
Goa Gajah is also called as Elephant Cave is located on the island of Bali near Ubud, in Indonesia. It serves as a sanctuary and has earned World Heritage Status in 1995. Here one can explore various menacing creatures and demons carved right into the rock at the cave entrance.
Puri Saren Agung is a tourist place and is located right in the Ubud Palace, in the heart of Ubud, across Ubud Market. It has the easy access to most of the interesting places in Bali and only one-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is the place where Ubud's long tradition of home stays all began, more than 80 years ago, when Bali first started to attract bohemian artists from around the world.
Presently, the Ubud royal family's historic palace, seven rooms are tucked behind the courtyard where the dance performances are held for tourists.
Yes, you can visit the most famous Ubud Monkey Forest. This tourist place holds special place by Padangtegal village people and view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village. There are around 700 monkeys, you also can see 186 species of trees in 12.5 hectares of forest. The forest is open from 8.30am-6pm
One can find budget range guest house and cottages to high-end resorts in Ubud. These stay options are equipped with spacious area and luxury amenities. The cost of the stay would depend according to the peak season. Some of the options are:
If you don't prefer staying in a high-end resort but at the budget homestay closely to nature, then here are few budget homestays in Ubud:
These luxury resorts are combined luxury and comfort at the best level possible. Stunning views of the region add more demand to every particular resort here. Some of the luxury resorts in Ubud are:
Yes, Ubud has some luxurious villas comprising of all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay experience. These villas are located in strategic tourist spots for easy transportation. Some of the private villas are:
Ubud is an upland destination known for its relaxing ambiance and quiet, traditional atmosphere. Though none of the venues may parallel the bars and nightclubs on Bali’s south, a few cater to night owls with a more easygoing scene and casual gatherings. Puri Saren Royal Palace is a great place to enjoy cultural night performances with its traditional dances, modern nightlife. Some other hotspots in Ubud are-
There are a lot of things to see in Ubud but if you want to explore the history of Bali and Ubud, then check out some art galleries in Ubud. Each is home to vast collections of some of the rarest and most prized artworks by late Balinese and Indonesian artists. Most of these art galleries are self-labelled as ‘museums’, due to their conservatory nature. Each of these museums boasts impressive Balinese architecture and gardens, some filled with installation art.
Some of the interesting art galleries are:
This museum is located on a hilltop right near the iconic bridge of Campuhan, just a minute’s drive west of Ubud central. It is the house and studio of the late flamboyant Philippine-born maestro, Don Antonio Blanco and houses his paintings, collages and illustrated poetry. The art museum also has impressive architecture, well-manicured gardens and lush settings outside.
Yes, there are some amazing trekking options in Ubud. These places offer a panoramic view of Ubud and other flora of the Bali. You need to be prepared for the challenges set during the trek options.
Some of the best trekking places in Ubud are:
Campuhan Ridge Walk is easy trek walk providing great retreat from the more hectic southern parts of the island, but this trail presents an even more pristine outback to escape from the contemporary boutique and guesthouse. The small bridge over the revered Campuhan River leads to the majestic Pura Gunung Lebah temple complex. The best time to enjoy the Campuhan Ridge Walk is early morning and late afternoon, when the temperature is cool and when the skies show their best hues during sunrise and sunset.
One can witness the magic of cultural events held in Ubud. These festival provide a clear picture of the culture of Bali.
Here are some interesting festivals celebrated in Ubud:
If you want to cook and taste some best Bali food, then take up a cooking class in Ubud during your visit. There are some great classes offering tourists and cooking lessons.
Some of these are:
Yoga and peaceful place, both can be the best tour experience. By visiting to some historic or peaceful locations and engaging in meditation is the best thing you can do. Ubud is yogi heaven. Despite its small size (it’s really a collection of villages) there are dozens of classes to choose from every day. The class pass can cost you around $8.60. All the yoga studios provide free mats, props, and water.
Some of the best options are:
Ubud is a haven for arts and crafts, and you can strike great bargains here. One can stroll in the market and discover a wealth of paintings, carvings, traditional garments and unique knick-knacks. From the main street to the Monkey Forest in Padangtegal, and from Sanggingan to Pengosekan, you’ll discover a great mix of unique items. These markets are open daily, and features numerous shops displaying everything from beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats.
Some of the shopping options are:
Luwak or Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee. The reason behind of it’s high price is the uncommon method of producing such a coffee. Produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by a certain Indonesian cat-like animal called then palm civet, it made to be also named as cat poop coffee. The feces of this cat will be collected, finished and sold as kopi luwak.
There are some of the best restaurants serving both veg and non-veg foods in Ubud. These restaurants are not only known for foods, but also the ambiance and the location. These include:
There are some good vegan restaurants in Ubud. One can taste Balinese dishes from Mexican, Indian, and Italian food; beautifully presented raw vegan meals; and even vegetarian tasting menus at fancy fine dining restaurants. Indonesians eat plenty of meat, but their diet also includes tofu, tempeh, vegetables, and rice so it’s easy to adapt dishes for vegetarians. Some of the vegan foods are:
The drinking age is same as in Bali- 17 and alcohol is available in many restaurants and resorts. Bali or Carrefour are the best location to get alcohol while on the way to Ubud. Then there is Gourmet Garage and Bintang Supermarket.
Smoking is legal in Ubud, but illegal in public places. One should avoid smoking in public area and tourist places. In restaurant, there are separate smoking zone.
The drug laws in Ubud are same as in Bali. Possession and trafficking of all the drugs listed in the Appendix are illegal, unless undertaken by people or companies approved by the government.
Yes, there are some good hospitals in Ubud for medical emergency. However, in case of emergency 112 along with the country code will help in getting medical access. Some of the good hosipitals here are:
Yes, there are money exchanger facilities, but very few in Ubud. You'll find several money changers at the International Arrivals of the Ngurah Rai International Airport and Denpasar Airport. If you're accommodating in Ubud, then the best thing is to get the money exchanged in Bali. Some of the options are-
The laws in Ubud are similar to Bali. One has to know the certain laws authorised by the officials.