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Ubud
Travel Guide

Puri Lukisan Museum showing a temple or place of worship

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 revitalise 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 centre 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 specialising 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 centre 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.

The Kayon Resort by Pramana
The Kayon Resort by Pramana
4.5 out of 5
Banjar Kepitu DesaTagalalang, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$78 per night from 3 Jul. to 3 Jul.
Situated on the riverfront, this luxury hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Ubud Peliatan Balerung Stage, Ubud Monkey Forest and Ubud Traditional Art Market. ...
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Ubud Nyuh Bali Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Raya Silungan, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$117 per night from 19 Jun. to 19 Jun.
Situated on the riverfront, this luxury hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Bali Zoo, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tegenungan Waterfall and Ubud Monkey Forest. Ubud ...
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Viceroy Bali
Viceroy Bali
5 out of 5
Jalan Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$524 per night from 16 Jul. to 16 Jul.
This family-friendly Ubud resort is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ubud Peliatan Balerung Stage, Ubud Monkey Forest and Ubud Royal Palace. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (250 reviews)
"This hotel was tucked away in unspoiled nature. Seeing the steam rise from the canyon after a rain never disappointed. On the first night, monkeys were migrating through my yard. I think they wanted the welcoming fruit basket. Jero took really good care of us. It was also nice talking to Agas, who ..."

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Viceroy Bali
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Pondok Naya
Pondok Naya
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Penestanan Kelod, Ubud, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$55 per night from 25 Jun. to 25 Jun.
Situated in Ubud, this villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Campuhan Ridge Walk, Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Ubud Monkey Forest and Agung Rai ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"The staff where very friendly and helpful. They made the stay. The place was clean and tidy. We would love to stay here again"

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Anusara Luxury Villas - Adults Only
Anusara Luxury Villas - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Jalan Raya Pejeng Kawan, Br Laplapan, Desa Petulu, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$153 per night from 17 Jun. to 17 Jun.
Situated in a rural location, this villa is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Ubud Royal Palace and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge Walk ...
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Villa Cella Bella
Villa Cella Bella
Jalan Hrdaya Tengkulak Kaja Ubud, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Ubud, Bali
Situated in Ubud, this villa is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Goa Gajah and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ubud Monkey Forest and Ubud Royal Palace. Ubud Traditional Art Market ...
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