Ubud, Bali is a known as the cultural centre of Bali. Whether your visit is spiritual or simply just a holiday destination there is something for everyone and you will find plenty restaurants, cafes and shopping along the way!
We have listed our top five must-do’s in Ubud to give you an idea of what there is to do, but make sure to set some time aside on your trip to get lost and explore.
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Monkeys! Offically called Mandala Wisata Wanare Wana, this Bali jungle houses three holy temples and is nhabited by over 600 grey-haired Balinese macaques.
Pura Taman Saraswati Temple
The Pura Tama Saraswati is overflowing with pretty lotus blossoms and beautiful carvings that honour Dewi Saraswati; the Goddess of Wisdom and Arts. There is often dancing performed at night time too, which makes it a great evening activity.
In the heart of Ubud you will find the palace, which the local royal family still call home. Take your time to wander through the grounds admiring the buildings and it’s temple; Puri Saren Agung. There is often evening performances at Ubud Palace too.
There are several exciting arts and crafts markets scattered through out Ubud for tourists and locals to enjoy. Markets are great for gifts and taking a piece of Bali home with you! Be prepared to put your bargaining hat on!
Not technically in Ubud but an easy trip for a day at the beach! Padangbai sits on a small bay, with some cafes and backpackers accommodations. Enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling or catch the ferry to Lombok.