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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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Campuhan Ridge Walk

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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Pura Taman Saraswati Temple

The Pura Taman Saraswati is a beautiful water temple in Ubud which is another awesome fascination here. The temple is an incredible stopover along your relaxation strolls through Ubud town, offering touring and photograph openings with its traditional Balinese temple architecture and a lovely lobby including lakes loaded with blossoming pink lotuses. Soak in the beauty of the whole ground as you take a walk by the scenic lake.

 Highlights: On the walls of the temple one can see some beautiful carvings made by the Balinese artist there. In addition to this one can also enjoy the Kecak Dance Performance inside the temple every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 PM.

 Location: Pura Taman Saraswati Temple is located at Jl. Kajeng, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.

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The Bamboo Chocolate Factory

Now if you are a chocolate lover then you have the perfect place waiting for you in Bali. Big Tree Farms is an economical homestead and distinctive sustenance organization that has been delivering crisp nourishments and tasty chocolate for over 10 years. The achievement of the chocolate farm of the organization has taken off since its origin, and developing interest for the dessert has called the requirement for a fresh out of the plastic new plant to house each one of those desserts.

Worked close Ubud in Bali, Indonesia, the delightful pitched-rooftop production line, is made totally of supportable bamboo, making it the world's biggest business building developed from the material. Big Tree Farms is the world's most manageable chocolate plant.

Location: The Bamboo Chocolate Factory is located at Piakan, Sibangkaja, Abiansemal, Sibang Kaja, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia.

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Yoga Barn

Your Bali vacation will never be complete without heading out for a refreshing yoga at the Yoga Barn. Launched in 2007, The Yoga Barn is known as the largest retrest centre in Bali. The Yoga Barn conducts 15 classes and workshops which enable you to detox your body, mind and soul. As Bali is the ideal place for healing and reviving, and Yoga and Meditation can be an integral part of your procedure.

Offering more than 75 yoga classes seven days, professionals of all foundations and levels desired the quintessential 'yoga in Bali' encounter. Settled among rice paddies and their own natural ranch, they've kept up the conventional Balinese substance inside their 50 sections of land of space. Yoga is regularly what at first draws in visitors to The Yoga Barn.

 Highlights: Just near the Yoga Barn one can see a number of accommodation, a healthy cafe, retail, and a holistic healing center with a variety of healing treatments.

 Location: Yoga Barn is located at Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

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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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Traveller Tales From Ubud

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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.