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Best Things To Do in Ubud

With the best things to do in Ubud, it is the cultural heart of Bali is a traditional country town and the centre for arts. It is the town where the Royal Balinese Family has its home. Located in the cool mountains, amidst lush greenery, the town is a perfect place to explore creative arts and cultural souvenirs in the beautiful galleries and museums. Ubud has a host of villages surrounding the cultural centre which specialize in specific crafts. Campuhan, Peliatan, Batuan are a few of the villages to name in this context. Ubud is also the best place to explore Balinese dance and drama as the Royal family had ensured that the best teachers and artists have preserved the highest skills in the field over generations.Dances like Ramayana, Kecak, Baris are performed nightly in a village called Bona, at a distance of about 15 minutes drive from Ubud. Balinese Hinduism is an exquisite experience in terms of the way it reflects life in the islands.

 The cultural sphere brings together an artful blend of Indian Hinduism and Bali’s animism alongside the expression of the magnificent landscape of the region. The Balinese festivals are quite an extravaganza for the tourists and promises memories for a lifetime.

For nature lovers, Ubud is just the place to visit for a fun and enjoyable time at the Ubud Monkey Forest and Taro Elephant Safari Park for a new experience of the wildlife in Bali. So with an array of the best things to do in Ubud, be assured of a memorable and fun filled vacation here with your family and friends.

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Attractions

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Ubud Monkey Forest

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

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Blanco Renaissance Museum

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 PM

How 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.

Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 80,000 per person.

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Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)

Officially opened on June 9,1996 by the Ministry of Culture and Education and managed by the ARMA Foundation, the Agung Rai Museum of Art is yet another beautiful location in Bali, which you must not miss during your trip. The museum is surrounded by beautiful tropical garden and features the authentic Balinese architecture. Some of the notable works that you can witness inside the museum include the arts by Raden Saleh and Affandi, Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet and Arian Le Mayeur. Moreover, the museusm also has classic Batuan and Kamasan styled paintings.

Location: The Blanco Renaissance Museum is located at Jalan Raya Pengosekan in Ubud, Gianyar.

How to reach: As the ARMA Museum is not connected to any public transport; the only way to reach here is via hiring a car.

Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 50,000 per person and includes coffee and tea, which you can have from the museum's cafe.

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
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Puri Lukisan Museum

Another museum in Ubud which is a must visit for you is the Puri Lukisan Museum. Set among tropical gardens in the centre of Ubud, Puri Lukisan is the most established workmanship historical center in Bali. This historical center has a great scope of conventional Balinese artistic creations, woodcarvings and contemporary Balinese works of art. The name Puri Lukisan signifies "royal residence of painting".

A great part of the work at the gallery concentrates on Balinese craftsmanship, culture and history. The exhibition hall additionally grandstands craftsmanship by European expats, including Walter Spies from Germany and Rudolf Bonnet from The Netherlands. The exhibition hall's unique display, named Pitamaha, to see sketches by persuasive European craftsmen in Bali and the works by their understudies.Gusti Nyoman Lempad was one of them; he painted the wall painting outside, an imitation of the first delineation of nearby rice paddies.

Highlights: In different exhibitions, peruse post-World War II Balinese workmanship and see cases of the traditional Kamasan style, starting in Java. There is additionally an accumulation of works concentrating on conventional Balinese scenes and styles. Watch out for the woodcarvings all through the grounds. The exhibition hall likewise has guided visits, shows and workshops, which incorporate painting, moving, music, woodcarving and batik, a technique for coloring material.

Location: The museum is located at Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.

Timings: Opens from 12:00 AM–6:00 PM, 9:00 PM–12:00 AM

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Gunung Kawi

When you are visiting Bali, you will find a lot of attraction which shows the spiritual and cultural importance of the whole region. One such place which signifies the beauty of this region is the Gunung Kawi. Gunung Kawi Temple complex is privately referred to as Pura Gunung Kawi, is one of Bali's most extraordinary archeological destinations, containing a gathering of antiquated place of worship reliefs cut into the substance of a stone precipice.

The fundamental site disregards the hallowed Pakerisan River, which additionally streams by the Tirta Empul Temple a kilometer up north. Over the waterway from the antiquated reliefs is a temple yard highlighting old Hindu sanctuaries in a more contemporary engineering style, which is gone to by explorers particularly amid its "piodalan" sanctuary commemorations.

 Highlights: Gunung Kawi Temple is a well known stopover on schedules through the uplands of the Gianyar rule. The temple complex is effectively found, just a couple of hundred meters east from the Jalan Raya Tampaksiring primary course, from where you proceed down by walking to a cleared walkway that is fixed with workmanship shops and little neighborhood warungs.

 Location: The temple complex is located at Banjar Penaka, Gianyar, Tampaksiring, Bali 80552, Indonesia.

 

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Bali Safari and Marine Park

While in Bali this is another place which you cannot afford to miss. Make your holidays a lot more exciting while you visit the famous Bali Safari & Marine Park and get a chance to dine besides the animals. The Bali Safari and Marine Park was set up by Taman Safari Indonesia; covering 40 hectares of land in the Gianyar regime.

It is home to more than 60 species, all of which meander aimlessly in huge walled in areas that copy their characteristic living spaces. Appreciate riding on a safari transport to visit the creatures, viewing interesting elephant ability appears, get cuddly with child orangutans, and view infant sharks at the aquarium.

 Highlights: In Bali Safari and Marine Park there are 80 species and around 400 species from three regions - Indonesia, India and Africa, including spotted deers, Himalayan bears, nilgai, dark bucks, African hippos, zebras, camels, ostriches, monkeys, blue wildebeests, and lions. The most epic in plain view are the unbelievable Indian white tigers. Visitors board safari transports to go through various regions of the recreation center.

Location: Bali Safari & Marine Park is located at Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551,Indonesia.

 Timings: Opens from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

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Symon's Art Zoo

Another of the interesting thing in Ubud bali which is a must visit for you is the Symon’s Art Zoo.  One of the most amazing and the weirdest museum, come gallery, come home is the Symon's Art Zoo. Symon is an American artist from the Midwest, who has lived in Bali since 1972 and has a desire for the intriguing.

Outside his place is sign saying 'Danger Art!' Symon's compositions utilize extremely clear hues as smit Arie, and Andy Warhol's. He appears to support Balinese young men, in different phases of uncover, as his topic. The building itself is a craftsman's fantasy, substantial, 2 story, a lot of light and places for hanging the workmanship. The view from the upstairs space was extraordinary excessively disregarding the paddies.

 Highlights: At Symon’s Art Zoo each divider, roof and surface from within to the outside has been painted uproarious shading, with the endless confined pictures packed onto practically every accessible inch of space. The outside of Symon's house is apparently significantly more great, with a gigantic blue religious figure relaxing outside his front door and a substantial red phallus statue in plain view.

 Location: Symon's Art Zoo is located at Jl. Airsanih - Tejakula, Pacung, Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81173, Indonesia

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Ubud Royal Palace

Get a chance to taste royalty while you visit the amazing Ubud Royal Palace in Bali. The Ubud Royal Palace is a standout amongst the most conspicuous places in Ubud. The castle can be viewed as the central milestone of Ubud. The Ubud royal residence was worked amid the lordship of the late Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823), and is well-kept by his progressive beneficiaries.

 It has all around protected Balinese architecture and beguiling patio nursery settings, and is best among lovers of Balinese arts. The presence of Ubud Royal Palace as a castle is prepared by a Wantilan/auditorium room that is a vast working of meeting room and a banyan tree as haven place at the daytime.

 Highlights: The traditional market is the place of society financial aspects and its reality is dependably verge on royal residence as imaginative social life focus. It implies that the both post meeting is portraying the flow of society and kingdom life.

 Location: Ubud Royal Palace is located at Jl. Raya Ubud No.8, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.

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Traveller Tales From Ubud

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Aagam Rana

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

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Aamod Nehru

08 July 2019

Highly refreshing experience,must try once in life

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Jai Pandey

08 July 2019

We explore all the significant temples in Bali and also the heritage village of Bali.

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Bhramar Patil

08 July 2019

Thank you Thrillophilia for this wonderful experience. I got to see the glimpse of beauty of Bali at 33 feet height.

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Jagadish Gandhi

08 July 2019

It was such an adrenaline pumping ride. A must try for all the adventure freaks.

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Arya Devar

08 July 2019

amazing sightseeing tour,everything was perfect and punctual

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Inder Kaur

08 July 2019

the guide was good,everything was on time highly recomended

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Suma Kaniyar

08 July 2019

We had a wonderful time with our friendly guide He made the trip very comfortable for us provided bottles of chilled water to drink, wet and dry towels for us to clean up after the tour, which was beyo

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TIRLUKA SRIRAMPRASAD

22 March 2019

"Very good experience travelling to central Bali- Ubud in an open VW Safari jeep exploring the paintings, wood carvings, natural beauty of Bali with its rice terraces, spice plantations, orchids especi...

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Ubud

  • Q. What are the various activities to do in Ubud?

    The various activities that one can indulge in while visiting Ubud are as follows:

    • Attend Bali Spirit Festival
    • Visit the Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe
    • Bali Adventure Rafting
    • Take Eco tour - Green Village
    • Visit Tegenungan Waterfall
    • Experience on day as Balinese Rice Farmer
    • Stay in a rustic Joglo at Bambu Indah
    • Visit Tegalalang Rice terraces
    • Go on a Campuhan Ridge Walk
    • Visit Ubud Water Palace, Saraswati Temple
    • Visit Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts
    • Explore Puri Saren Palace
    • Visit Goa Gajah Cave

  • Q. Which are the best places to visit for a spiritual experience in Ubud?

    The best places to indulge in spiritual experience in Ubud are as follows:

    • Class at Yoga Barn
    • Visit to Pura taman Saraswati Temple
    • Watch a Legong dance performance to experience the spirit of cultural life in Ubud

  • Q. Where can I enjoy elephant rides in Ubud?

    The best place to go for elephant rides in Ubud is the Elephant Safari Park.

     

  • Q. Where can I enjoy ATV rides in Ubud?

    Bali ATV Ride and Ubud Tour Packages is a unique package which offers quad biking

    experience and helps to explore ATV rides at Ubud Palace, Ubud Market,Ubud Monkey Forest and Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

  • Q. Which are the best sites for river rafting in Ubud?

    River rafting is a popular activity in and around Ubud. The best sites for river rafting are as follows:

    • Ayung River rafting
    • Telaga Waja river rafting

  • Q. What to do at the Green Village in Ubud? What are the timings to visit?

    There are a number of activities to indulge in on a tour in Green Village in Ubud. A few of them are as follows:

    • Visit the Green School
    • Visit Bamboo Factory
    • Visit Bamboo Mansions
    • Enjoy a delightful meal at its Warung
    • Green Village can be visited anytime around the year.

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous places for trekking in Ubud?

    The most adventurous places for trekking in Ubud are as follows:

    • Trekking from Jatiluwih to Tamblingan in Bali
    • Trekking at Mount Batur Caldera
    • Sambangan Jungle Trekking
    • Waterfall Caving Trek and Sightseeing on Vespa
    • Elephant Trekking beside Ayung River

  • Q. Which are the most romantic things on a honeymoon in Ubud?

    Ubud offers a unique option to a couple to live as locals while on their honeymoon.

    • Right from exploring the Green Village and spending a day there to indulging in trekking, canoeing and simply a walk along the Ridge at Campuhan, honeymoon at Ubud can provide all the natural activities to help bond better and make unforgettable memories.
    • From visiting the rice terraces and even farming for a day to enjoying cultural festivals together, a couple can enjoy the myriad forms in which society brings people in Bali together. The lovely cafes and restaurants make for a rare kind of aesthetic experience, one that has a touch of modernity and European tastes but is vibrantly traditional at the same time.
    • Ubud also offers opportunities to learn Yoga, cooking and other indigenous activities which can be a unique way of exploring one’s creative and spiritual side with their beloved. In a certain sense, it can breathe in a new dimension to the relationship while memories are made and added to the treasure trove of moments in the journey of love.