Ubud, a town in central Bali, is far removed from the drunken bikini scene in Kuta, and is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist only of artists’ workshops and galleries. There are also some remarkable architectural sights to be found, and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place.
Arts & Crafts Galore
The village cluster of Ubud is the ideal place to try a famed Balinese massage and soak up the ambiance of one of Asia’s top spa destinations. Acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy star in the island’s distinctively firm massage treatments. Ubud is also the vivacious centre of Bali’s arts scene, home to a small treasure trove of museums and galleries. Monkey around at nearby nature reserve Monkey Forest Park, home to hundreds of mischievous long-tailed macaques. Don’t miss the valley of tomb cloisters at Gunung Kawi.
- Bali Zoo park or Bali Bird park (entrance fee not inclusive)
- Ubud Village (the Balinese painters community)
- Ubud Palace / Ubud Traditional Market
- Tegal Lalang (rice terraces)
- Legong dance at Mas village (entrance fee not inclusive)
- Transportation & Guide