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Visit Hindu temples in lush forests, treat yourself to rejuvenating body treatments and discover the thriving arts scene of Bali's cultural capital.

Ubud is a traditional Balinese Hindu village and is known as the island’s artistic, cultural and spiritual heart. See typical Indonesian paintings, watch Balinese dancers, join a cooking class or revitalize with health treatments.

Explore Ubud on foot, bicycle or motorbike. Alternatively, hire a local guide who will point out the highlights. After your tour, shop for souvenirs along Jalan Raya and Dewi Sita, two of the main roads. At sunset, play badminton with the locals. Then, head to the ornate Puri Saren Palace, opposite the tourist center on Jalan Raya, where dancers delight the crowds with a different performance each night.

Ubud is home to some of the finest art galleries in Bali. These galleries include the Neka Art Museum and the Museum Puri Lukisan. Don’t miss the chance to visit the extraordinary Don Antonio Blanco Museum, created by the “Dali of Bali” himself. At the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), browse paintings done in the classical Balinese artistic style of Kamasan, learn how to dye fabric using the batik method, and see musicians perform.

Those who are into pampering and alternative healing will love Ubud’s health retreats. Join yoga sessions, enjoy rejuvenating body treatments and partake in cooking classes. Try something from the menu at a juice bar or at cafés and restaurants specializing in raw food and vegan cooking.

Visit the many temples of Ubud to see the spiritual side of this part of Bali. Walk through a stone mouth to reach Goa Gajah, the mysterious Elephant Cave. Meet the macaques that live around temple complex in the Ubud Monkey Forest.

To enjoy the lush countryside, kayak on the Ayung River, hike along the Campuhan Ridge or book an elephant safari.

Ubud is located in central Bali. The village has accommodation for all budgets, both near the town center and in the countryside. Denpasar International Airport is about an hour away by car and taxis have fixed rates.

Come to Ubud to immerse yourself in the Balinese way of life and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside.

Where to stay in Ubud

Museum Puri Lukisan featuring a park, a pond and a luxury hotel or resort

Ubud City-Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(284 area reviews)

Ubud City-Centre is known for its spectacular forests, and you can see some sights in the area like Ubud Traditional Art Market and Ubud Royal Palace.

Ubud City-Centre
Beside it's location surrounded by rice terraces and temples, Ubud is known for it's relaxed vibe and luxurious hotels and pools. If you cannot afford to stay in a luxury hotel, you can definitely swim in one's pool. The Jungle Fish restaurant & pool bar is on site of chapung Sebali Resort & Spa, and the pool can be accessed with a small fee.


4.5/5Wonderful!(19 area reviews)

Spas, river views, and forests are some highlights of Sambahan. You might stop by Ubud Monkey Forest or Campuhan Ridge Walk while you're in the area.

Agung Rai Museum of Art featuring interior views and art


4.5/5Wonderful!(62 area reviews)

Travelers come to Pengosekan for its forests, and you can see top attractions like Agung Rai Museum of Art and Agung Rai Museum of Art while you're in town.

Ubud Monkey Forest showing a temple or place of worship and rainforest

Nyuh Kuning

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 area reviews)

While visiting Nyuh Kuning, you might make a stop by sights like Ubud Monkey Forest and Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal.

Nyuh Kuning
Breakfast and The first stop of the abc bike tour.  Other stops include making rice with locals, visiting a village and finished off with a swim at an amazing waterfall


4.5/5Wonderful!(47 area reviews)

Check out the spas, gardens, and restaurants while spending some time in Andong. Though there might not be many attractions in the neighborhood, you won't need to go far to find top spots like Ubud Royal Palace or Ubud Traditional Art Market.

Rice fields. A place with good energy. A good place to stop and have a break to enjoy the landscape.

Kutuh Kaja

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

While Kutuh Kaja isn't home to many top sights, Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market are some notable places to visit nearby.

Kutuh Kaja

Top Hotels in Ubud

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
4 out of 5
Jl. Sri Wedari Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud
The price is NT$4,123 per night

Situated in Ubud, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Monkey Forest are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
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"Best decision of our spontaneous Bali trip to book this exotic getaway. Stayed in a River villa with private pool and was amazing. Staff extremely helpful and always greeted us. Convenient shuttle into town when needed but hard to leave such a luxurious property."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/21

The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
Ayung Resort Ubud
Ayung Resort Ubud
4.5 out of 5
Desa Melinggih Kelod, Banjar Begawan Payangan, Ubud, Ubud, Bali
The price is NT$3,625 per night

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gaya Art Space, Campuhan Ridge Walk, and Neka Art Museum. Blanco Museum and Gunung Lebah ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (376 reviews)

"This place is INCREDIBLE. The staff are the most welcoming and genuinely friendly people I have ever encountered. The breakfasts were out of this world good. Wish we had more time to enjoy the amenities like the spa and cooking classes."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/15

Ayung Resort Ubud
Element By Westin Bali Ubud
Element By Westin Bali Ubud
4 out of 5
JL Raya Andong No 88, Desa Petulu, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud, Bali
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,205 per night

This family-friendly Ubud hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (189 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and grounds, large pool and lounging area, and well-appointed and clean rooms. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful, and professional. We will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/24

Element By Westin Bali Ubud

Popular places to visit in Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest
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Ubud Monkey Forest

4.5/5(779 reviews)

Enter a dense rain forest full of banyan trees and flowing streams to visit ancient Hindu temples and baths and see agile macaques swing in the treetops.

Ubud Royal Palace
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Ubud Royal Palace

4/5(137 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Ubud during your trip to a top site like Ubud Royal Palace. Amble around this quaint area's lush forest, or seek out the biking trails.

Ubud Traditional Art Market
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Ubud Traditional Art Market

4/5(133 reviews)

With a visit to Ubud Traditional Art Market, a favorite shopping spot in Ubud, you can browse for souvenirs. Amble around this quaint area's lush forest, or seek out the biking trails.

Campuhan Ridge Walk
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Campuhan Ridge Walk

4.5/5(21 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Campuhan Ridge Walk, a popular green space in Ubud. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the spas in this relaxing area.

Saraswati Temple
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Saraswati Temple

You can learn about the history of Ubud with a stop at Saraswati Temple. Make time for the spas and biking trails in this quaint area.

Puri Lukisan Museum
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Puri Lukisan Museum

Discover the unique style of Balinese art at the island’s oldest art museum, established by a Dutch painter and the former prince of Ubud.

Reviews of Ubud


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 73.94822006472492%
4 - Good
4 - Good 21.68284789644013%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 4.0453074433656955%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 0.16181229773462782%
1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 0.16181229773462782%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I find the people to be warm and welcoming. I enjoy this culture, their food and hospitality. We had a spa day, a shopping day, a half day at a temple another half day at the monkey forest, we ate at amazing restaurant. We also took a cooking class

5/5 - Excellent


Mar 30, 2020

Beware of the monkeys. And street vendors selling grocery store items for a 600% mark-up.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

kind of westernized. Seems to be very popular for young adults

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 13, 2020

This is the perfect place to learn more about the culture of Bali.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

UBUD was more metropolitan and busier than i expected. I wanted a serene countryside but it is definitely a busy city that has been discovered by many people. It is no longer a secret.

5/5 - Excellent


Mar 3, 2020

Excellent if you love nature and waterfalls. Do get a bike because you are gonna need it to move around

Cities near Ubud

Tegallalang Village which includes outdoor art, markets and street scenes


Sukawati which includes performance art and indigenous culture as well as a couple