Travel To Bali Island - A Royal Town In Ubud

Travel To Bali Island - A Royal Town In Ubud

Ubud is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali in Ubud District, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. Ubud, in the middle of the island of Bali, has been the island’s pre-eminent centre of fine arts, crafts, dance and music for more than a century. Once a hang-out for bohemians and backpackers, Ubud Bali has developed into a town better known for its elegant resorts, galleries and mansions for discerning art collectors and travellers.

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Because of its location, it also makes a good base for visiting other Balinese attractions, but there is plenty to see and do here. Ubud Bali is surrounded by the traditional stunning landscape that Bali is known for including rice paddies, scenic villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, unique character and friendly locals.

Ubud Bali has been a ‘royal town’ for well over a hundred years and its princes, who bear the title ‘Tjokorda’ or ‘Agung’ still live in traditional palaces, called ‘Puris’, that dot the countryside.

In the south of the town is a small reserve called Monkey Forest, housing an abundance of long-tailed macaques that clamber over the temple. Bananas are on sale so that tourists can feed them. Just beyond the Monkey Forest is one of the many craft villages in the area, which specialises in wood carvings. The Museum Puri Lukisan (Museum of Fine Arts) has a wide collection of traditional and modern Balinese arts and the wood carvings are particularly good.

Ubud is bursting with colour and light, perhaps it is this profusion of plants, flowers, palms and rice paddies that inspire the creative minds of the population.

What Is Ubud Bali

Bali’s pre-eminent centre for fine arts, dance and music.

Travel To Bali Island | Where Is Ubud

In the centre of the island of Bali.

Travel To Bali Island | What’s To Do In Ubud

Visit the many temples, explore the galleries and boutiques, look around the luxury resorts or just take in this paradise.


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