The cultural capital of Bali, the home of numerous artists and galleries. Ubud is certainly an extraordinary town with unique atmosphere. Bali is located in the heart of the island and surrounded by the green scenery of Balinese rice fields. Just a short walk is already a great chance to see local handicraft, amazing Hindu temples as well as traditional Balinese customs and ceremonies. One of the most popular spots in Ubud is the Monkey Forest, a sacred forest full of mysterious temples and shrines, as well as hundreds of crab-eating macaques, which are the true rulers of the area. Furthermore, you can admire the magnificent local architecture of building such as Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung), which is still the residence of the royal family; tombs of the kings of Ubud at Gunung Kawi temple; or Pura Marajan Agung, the temple of the royal family. Art-lovers can discover and explore the appealing art galleries and museums scattered across the town. However, Ubud is not only about the art and culture, it is also a great place for trekking, bicycle tours and much more. The picturesque scenery of rice fields and river valleys that surround the town is undoubtedly a great option for those looking for a bit of adventure.
Each year Ubud attracts thousands of tourists that significantly develop its expat community. The town has a vast offer of places to stay for every budget range, such as homestays, hostels and hotels, as well as the restaurants with diverse pricing. This amazing mixture of the East, high quality tourist services, religion, culture and ceremonies, which are visible almost everywhere, makes Ubud a truly unique and stunning spot in Bali. Moreover, its location in the heart of the island is another advantage. Ubud can be a perfect place for a further exploration of Bali.