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  • When visiting Bali, stop at Ubud, the Balinese capital of craft shopping which has kept a lot of its charm and authenticity despite the major growth of the "tourism industry". The city has many hotels, from luxury 5-star to small 2-star hotels, and numerous bars and restaurants. A stay of 2 days / 1 night seems to be a minimum to enjoy its many attractions....
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  • A few miles north of Denpasar, Ubud represents the cultural capital of the island.
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  • Ubud is where you'll see the best shows on the island.
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  • Ubud is located in the superb countryside where rice terraces make up the landscape.
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  • South of Ubud you will find a sacred forest full of macaques, which are dangerous little thieves.
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  • Art is a vital part of life in Ubud, where many galleries exhibit local talents.
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  • Balinese myths and legends are the pretext for a profusion of creativity that is well represented on these theatrical masks.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Indonesia

When visiting Bali, stop at Ubud, the Balinese capital of craft shopping which has kept a lot of its charm and authenticity despite the major growth of the "tourism industry". The city has many hotels, from luxury 5-star to small 2-star hotels, and numerous bars and restaurants. A stay of 2 days / 1 night seems to be a minimum to enjoy its many attractions.

Ubud: what to do?

Rafting, riding on elephant's back, hiking: there are so many choices. Take an hour or two to discover the "Monkey forest" just at the entrance of the city. In addition, the temples of Besakih or Tanah Lot are not very far away.

The museums: Puri Lukisan, Neka, Rudana, Agung Rai museum od Art, Widya Kusuma Woodcarving. The art galleries are also numerous. Ubud is primarily known for its craft industry that attracts all of the tourists of the island. You should also visit the temples of Pejeng and Bedulu.

  • The authenticity of the place
  • The shopping
  • The various excursions
  • Too much tourist influx

Reminders

Upon your arrival, ask for information on religious holidays taking place during your stay (weddings, funerals...). You can attend this spectacle and what it offers you is completely magical, far from typical European customs.

To avoid

Ubud is not the best place to party. Though it might be what you are looking for during your holidays, the attraction of Ubud is mainly cultural.

Ubud: what to eat?

In Ubud, you will find the art of Balinese gastronomy. The restaurants are literally on every corner, let your instincts drive you, choose the typical dishes.

Ubud: what to buy?

Many artists have chosen to live in Ubud. Here they find their inspiration. Many crafts, paintings and furniture are sold here.

Ubud Reviewedhotels
  • 9.6 /10
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    Begawan Giri
    Ubud - Indonesia
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    A haven of peace. This is not an exaggeration. This place is ...

  • 9.35 /10
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    Amandari
    Ubud - Indonesia
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    With magnificient architecture, upscale service and equipment, ...

  • 9.2 /10
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    Four Seasons Sayan
    Ubud - Indonesia
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    An establishment held in high regard, offering original architecture ...

  • 8.85 /10
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    Kupu Kupu Barong
    Ubud - Indonesia
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    A charming hotel , ideal for couples who are looking for intimacy. ...

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