There are so many places to visit in Ubud and as one of the most popular towns in Bali, many tourists come to this area from all over the world. Here, you can experience traditional temples and shrines along with beautiful view of paddy fields or shopping in affordable local shops then spend time in the best resorts. Ubud situated in the uplands of Bali and it offers different atmosphere with another famous tourism area like Kuta or Seminyak. It is a suitable area for those who want to enjoy their time going around quite places with wonderful natural sceneries. Here we have several recommended places to visit.
10 Interesting places to visit in Ubud, Bali
Ubud Monkey forest
Monkey forest is one of the most famous places to visit in Ubud and it is inhibited by long-tailed macaque. It is very easy to access the forest since the area located near Ubud main center. The monkey forest also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal since deep inside the forest, you can visit Pura Dalem Agung which is another interesting site to be seen. In here, beside playing and watching the playfull monkeys, tourists can also enjoy the scenery while walking on the paved pathways through the beautiful natural forest.
Museum Puri Lukisan
For those who want to know more about Balinese cultures and traditions then you can visit art galleries in Museum Puri Lukisan. It is one of the best museums to visit in Ubud where you can find a wide range of art work including modern art scenes. All the art works comes with English explanations and if you love art, you should totally visit this place since you can learn so many things in this museum. There are non-religious art works too.
Dining at your favorite restaurants are other things to do in Bali beside sightseeing beautiful places. One of the most recommended places for you to take a dinner is Locavore, a winning-award restaurant that offer beautiful dishes made by chef Eelke Plasmeijer and chef Ray Adriansyah. Guests can order dishes paired with tasty wines and most famous foods incluiding pork shoulder, smoked catfish, etc. But, if you want to visit this place, you better booking in advance.
Pura Taman Saraswati
The beautiful small temple is built and dedicated for Dewi Saraswati, a Hindu goddess of wisdom and art. In all over the buildings, visitors can see many gorgeous carvings of the goddess which is one of the attractions. Near the temple, there is a large pond area covered in lush lotus blossoms. In the evenings, there are traditional dance performances to be held and it offers a magical and dramatic background with the temple illuminated by the night sky.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
If you want to spend a time in less crowded area and you want to have healthy vacation with local scenery then you can go to Campuhan Ridge Walk. The place is located slightly out of the town and the walk will take you go through gorgeous hills with amazing starting point, Lebah Temple Mountain. What you can do is just follow the path that leads you to less developed areas in Ubud. Of course it is one of the best places to visit in Ubud.
Gianyar Night Market
Visit Gianyar night market as one of the best things to do in Ubud at night. You can enjoy small delights here since the market known for its tasty foods made by local Balinese. There are wide variety of local foods including satay, fried bananas and some traditional little cakes. The place is a bit outside the main center of Ubud and it is worth to visit the area especially for tourists who are looking for something to do in evening. You can also try famous Bali roasted suckling pig in there.
Bali is not only place for shopping and eating, but you can also take a nice yoga class at the Yoga Barn. In there you can find a wide range of classes which depend on the ability and difficulty levels. There are 5 different studios to choose from and one of them is designed with open space thus you cannot only enjoy spending time doing yoga works but also enjoy the sceneries.
If you are looking for places to visit in Ubud for some relaxing Spa time then one of the best places is Lembah Spa. It is situated on gorgeous Patanu River offering the best natural view while the visitors enjoying traditional massages. If you really want to spend a long time enjoying the scenery then you can pick a 2 hours Spa session and there are also packages for couples. Perfect for honeymooners! In fact, some of the best packages come with lunch or dinner and you can swim in the onside pool as well.
To fully enjoy visiting Bali then you should go to Ubud market for shopping time. It is actually an area consists of different markets and it once used as one of the locations to film Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts too! There are so many locals selling wide variety of vegetables and fruits in the morning to afternoon. You can also find some handmade crafts and arts which can make good souvenirs. During afternoon it gets crowded thus you may have to visit there as early as possible.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Places to visit in Ubud include Tegallalang Rice Terraces and it is another attraction you should never miss. Take a trip around the rice terraces to enjoy a fully paddy fields sceneries. The place is created with traditional irrigation namely ‘subak’ consists of unique stepped landscape. Activities that can be done here such as learn how to plant and harvest the rice or just walking around the terraces. Moreover, there are some souvenir stands for you who want to bring accessories back to home. It is better to visit in the morning or late afternoon.
Those are some places to visit in Ubud and there are so many tourists consider to trip in these recommended areas.