What’s it about Ubud that one should go to this lovely village? Because Ubud has a lot to supply; from its gorgeous panorama of Ayung River valley and the terraces rice filed, its most gifted artist, its typical traditional market and myriad of shops that line the road is a heaven for shopping, its timeless tradition, its serene environs and plentiful of good small hotels and eating places and many more.
Ubud has no nice beaches to speak of, no mountain lakes, and no grand hotels. But it has the richness of soil and it’s the center of Bali’s artwork and culture. If you happen to don’t stay in Ubud, or you don’t have much time during your Bali Holiday, a visit is value because it will offer you a memorable stay in Bali.
Driving out of bustling Denpasar, the tranquil green of rice paddies contrast sharply with the boisterous sounds of the city. Palm-leaf carvings of Dewi Sri (the Rice Goddess) guards over the crops, and small thatch huts dot the rice fields, giving shade to those who work them. Temples and small shrines might be seen alongside the best way, girls lay out offerings of flowers, rice, incense and holy water to placate evils spirits and please the good one. Even with the nice inflow of tourism, village life basically goes on the same. Nearly each village on the best way up to Ubud makes a speciality of some kind of artwork form. You’ll be able to stop off and see the artisans at work of their studios.
Many places near Ubud make lovely side trips. Morning stroll via the villages lead to out-of-the-means retreats. The path to Tegalalang offer beautiful views of terraces rice area and myriad of art studios, Mas, Penestanan and Peliatan, the facilities of wood carving and painting, Sayan provide a stunning panorama of Ayung River valley and still residence to spectacular view of gorges and palms and rice fields. Campuhan , the place where three rivers meet – a sacred site. There’s a very stunning temple called Pura Gunung Lebah is price a visit.
To the north is Petulu village is known for many things but the most spectacular is the kokokan or white herons. Every morning at daybreak and the afternoon round three or four o’clock, you’ll be able to see them circling the timber in droves.
To the south a brief walk you’ll arrive at Monkey forest Ubud Forest. To visit it, one should by a ticket. There are hundreds of tame monkeys and a temple stands in the midst of the forest. In the middle of city the interesting places to see are the Puri (the court docket of palace of former kings), here each Sunday morning at 10 o’clock dozen of younger ladies examine traditional Balinese dance. Ubud most important market just opposite the Puri supply forms of merchandises; Produce, dry goods, linens, T-shirts, paintings, wood carvings, even touring medicine men seem here. Closed to market you’ll be able to visit Puri Lukisan (Museum of Paintings). Established in 1954, it is dedicated to showing the works of native painters. It is the wonderful place to get an overview of the stylistic differences between artists.
Ubud is a picturesque township and visitors have been attracted by its charm and sweetness for decades. If shopping is your curiosity, Ubud has a myriad of shops which line the road to Monkey Forest and the Museum Puri Lukisan. Do not forget to bargain!!! If art is your curiosity, in Ubud, Mas and Peliatan, one can study dance, music, painting or a number of different art forms. The easiest way to satisfy a teacher is to discover a fashion that attraction to you (by going to galleries and watching performances) and than strategy the artist directly about lessons.
While you might be in Ubud and wish more complete information, you possibly can go to Bina Wisata a local Tourism Bureau. It put together map of Bali and Ubud. There is a massage board, small book store and a printing press on the premises. It’s about 500 m past the market.
Waka Namya Resort is a nice place to stay. It provides free luxury shuttle service to the center of town and to the Rudana Museum and Arts Gallery; it is one of the greatest galleries in Ubud. It also provides a free tracking to the rice field. Excellent service and very pleasant staffs. I know the manager very well, so I sand many visitors to this resort. Waka di Ume, Komaneka, Santi Mandala Resort and Maya Ubud are also very nice place to stay. For more affordable accommodation you may choose Ubud Sari; small, charming and rustic ambience. It has a complete Spa and Beauty Salon service, Yoga, Chiropractic, Therapeutic Week in Bali Program. Uncooked Well being Food Program and Colonic Hydrotherapy.