Ubud is a beautiful little town sitting in the center of Bali. A treasure trove of museums and art work, Ubud has attracted visitors for several years. The town and the surrounding villages add to the serenity and beauty of the area. Visitors interested in Balinese art and craft 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, 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.
For those interested in shopping, Ubud is a fantastic place to buy jewelry and artwork. The Ubud Market offers an excellent shoping 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, Warung Ijo and Rumah Makan Padang are some of the halal restaurants in the town. All these restaurants serve Indonesian cuisine cooked in traditional manner.
There is a mosque located in the center of the town of Ubud. The mosque is known as Yayasan Ubudiyah. Visitors can get help from locals in locating the mosque.