Ubud is a beautiful little town sitting in the center of Bali. Truly a treasure trove of museums and artworks. The town and the surrounding villages add to the serenity and beauty of the area. Visitors interested in Balinese art and crafts will find Ubud...more
Ubud is a beautiful little town sitting in the center of Bali. Truly a treasure trove of museums and artworks. The town and the surrounding villages add to the serenity and beauty of the area. Visitors interested in Balinese art and crafts will find Ubud an excellent destination.
The nearby Monkey Park is an apt place to spot the long-tailed macaques. The Bali Bird Park is also a great place to visit especially for those interested in bird-watching. For the lovers of adrenaline rush, whitewater rafting is available at the Ayung River located towards the west of Ubud.
The town is best known for preserving culture and promoting art. There are numerous art galleries dotted all across Ubud. The Bali Center for Artistic Creativity, the Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women, and the Neka Art Museum are some good places that one can visit for getting a peek into the local art. The iconic architecture of ancient Ubud landmarks can be seen as well at Puri Saren Palace, Pura Taman Saraswati, Goa Gajah, and Museum Puri Lukisan. These are a few of many cultural centers of Ubud attracting visitors both local and international!
The vast greenery and local scenery are what make Ubud unique from the rest of Bali. Journey through the Campuhan Ridge Walk to get away from the urban centers of Bali. Luscious fields along the hills and valleys as far as the eye can see are what await you on this trail.
For those interested in shopping, Ubud is a fantastic place to buy jewelry and artwork. The Ubud Market offers an excellent shopping experience where visitors are free to bargain. There are several craft villages located between Ubud and Sanur. Some of these places include Celuk, Batuan, Mas, and Singakerta.
The nearest airport to Ubud is the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. Depending on the traffic it takes about 1-1.5 hours to reach Ubudfrom the airport. Visitors can easily get taxis from the airport. Taxis from the airport usually cost around Rp 195,000 (one-way trip). Car rentals are also available from the airport to Ubud. Finding public transport or shuttle service from the Airport to Ubud is a rarity.
There are a few good halal restaurants in Ubud where visitors can relish local cuisine. Casa Luna, Bebek Tepi Sawah, Warung Ijo, Warung Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku, and Made’s Warung Penestanan are some of the halal restaurants in town.
There is a mosque located in the center of the town of Ubud. The mosque is known as Masjid Yayasan Ubudiyah. Visitors can get help from locals in locating this mosque or any nearest praying facility!