Located an hour's drive to the north of Bali's capital Denpasar, Ubud is already internationally acknowledged for its visual arts and performance, as well as exceptional arts and crafts, making it one of the most important cultural and artistic centres in Indonesia.Spectacular rice fields surround Ubud, creating gentle winds that make it noticeably cooler than Denpasar or beachside locations in Bali. In more recent years, Ubud has also become the culinary capital of Bali and is full of world-class restaurants, cafés and local eateries, as well as galleries, lotus ponds, palaces and temples, all clustered close to the main crossroads.
Ubud Rice Field Terrace
Ubud Monkey Forest
Neighbouring villages offer exquisite artistry such as weaving, wood-carving, shadow puppets and village crafts. The main palace is located in the centre of Ubud, opposite the town market and village theatre where nightly traditional dance performances are held. As well as opportunities for cultural study, Ubud is also a great place to observe and participate in the many Hindu-Balinese ceremonies that take place on almost a daily basis.