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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!(278 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
Agung Rai Museum of Art featuring interior views and art

Pengosekan

4.5/5Wonderful!(59 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.

Pengosekan
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.
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Sambahan

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 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.

Sambahan
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
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Andong

4.5/5Wonderful!(46 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.

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

Nyuh Kuning

4.5/5Wonderful!(16 area reviews)

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

Nyuh Kuning
Rice fields. A place with good energy. A good place to stop and have a break to enjoy the landscape.
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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
SereS Springs Resort & Spa Singakerta
SereS Springs Resort & Spa Singakerta
5 out of 5
Banjar Jukut Paku Singakerta, Ubud
NT$2,480
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

This family-friendly Ubud hotel is located on a river, within 2 mi (3 km) of Candi Tebing Jukut Paku and Ubud Monkey Forest. Ubud Traditional Art Market and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (261 reviews)

"Hotel is in a very special location. With beautiful rice terraces view. Great location to visit temples in Bali. Staff is great. Hotel is very beautiful and is almost new. A different experience overall."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/14

SereS Springs Resort & Spa Singakerta
The Lokha Ubud Resort, Villas & SPA
The Lokha Ubud Resort, Villas & SPA
4.5 out of 5
BR. BANGKIANGSIDEM, DESA KELIKI TEGALLALANG, Ubud, Bali
NT$2,251
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

This family-friendly Ubud resort is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Gunung Lebah Temple and Campuhan Ridge Walk. Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (518 reviews)

"The food was amazing, everyone that works at The Lokha is friendly and helpful and the property is beautiful."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/12

The Lokha Ubud Resort, Villas & SPA
The Udaya Resorts and Spa
The Udaya Resorts and Spa
4 out of 5
Jl. Sriwedari No 48B, Desa Tegallantang, Ubud, Bali
NT$4,813
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated in Ubud, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ubud Royal Palace, Ubud Monkey Forest, and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge Walk is 2 mi (3.3 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (106 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with very helpful & friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/11

The Udaya Resorts and Spa

Popular things to do in Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest
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Ubud Monkey Forest

4.5/5(759 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(134 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(127 reviews)

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

Campuhan Ridge Walk
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Campuhan Ridge Walk

4.5/5(20 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.

Agung Rai Museum of Art
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Agung Rai Museum of Art

Immerse yourself in Balinese culture at this interactive center, enjoy a meal, or stay in the resort and relax in the peaceful natural setting.

Goa Gajah
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Goa Gajah

4.5/5(4 reviews)

This mysterious place just outside of Ubud houses a Hindu temple, statues, ponds and fountains from a time gone by.

Reviews of Ubud

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 14, 2020

Nice location. Very convenient to visit North Bali. Need a car with driver to move around.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Love the aesthetic, culture, greenery & general magic of Ubud. Makes me want to live there!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 1, 2020

Definitely loved staying in Ubud and I loved the people in Ubud! I would love to come back soon to visit all the great people I met.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 1, 2020

Ubud is incredible. Very quaint little town with plenty to do. If you love good food, friendly people, nature, and yoga, Ubud is the place for you. Plenty of shopping and dining options. And incredibly safe.

4/5 - Good

Shelly

Jan 7, 2020

Ubud should not be visited during holiday-season as due to traffic-jams it takes hours even for short distances. In the rainy season (January, February) tropical rain may last for hours as well and one can barely visit any sights .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Ubud is a beautiful place in Bali and I would definitely visit here again. From Ubud, we visited Tirta Gangga, Monkey Forest and Lempuyang Temple. Lots of cultural shops and restaurants.

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