Ubud is considered to be Bali's cultural heart and here you will find the most important art museums of Bali. It's just an hour's drive north of the airport and among mountains. Ubud is also home to one of Bali's royal families and it features a majestic palace in the center of town. Ubud is also renowned as a crafts center. There are numerous shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings, and jewellery in Ubud. Ubud's main street is dotted with dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and plenty of galleries.read more
Around Ubud, popular are the villages of Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan, which specialize in crafts and woodcarving, sold all over the island. Ubud Monkey Forest is the most popular stop for tourists in the town of Ubud. Macaque monkeys roam freely to this green paradise, which also includes an imposing temple complex. Ubud rice fields still cover a large part of Ubud, despite its development that can be easily reached on foot or by bicycle and are definitely a cultural experience.
Ubud is the cultural hub of Bali; therefore a visit to the numerous museums and art galleries is a must-do. A visit to the Monkey Forest will enchant travelers of all ages since it is one of the most popular touristic attractions.
The Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) is located just 10 minutes south of Ubud and is one of the most sacred places of Bali. Along with this, there is a great variety of Hindu temples which you can visit for free or with a small donation.
Ubud is a great place for shopping and almost a sophisticated experience in respect to the more mass production touristy shops of Kuta. You can also get holistically healed in one of the exclusive spas of Ubud; an experience that can be shared with the whole family and friends. Your visit to Ubud would be incomplete without watching a traditional dance performance. Although a touristic sight, it will give you an insight into the Hindu legends.
A trip to Ubud will definitely not exclude kids from fun. The little ones will be enchanted by the temples and the monkeys wandering freely in the stunning verdant ambience of the Monkey Forest. The Bali Bird Park found in Ubud is another option with more than 1,000 species of birds for your children to come closer to nature.
Jungle Fish with the biggest infinity pool amidst a green environment and Bali Fun World will maximize the fun with trampolines, slides, a pool and many more games.
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