Bali's Ubud experience
candid Ubud tips
The town of Ubud in Bali is the undeniable artistic heart and soul of
Bali's art. It rests among lush hills and rice terraces.
tips & insights
vacation lifestyle is markedly different from Kuta's, Bali's other major tourist magnet. Ubud is more cultural,
Life proceeds at a slow pace, even for visitors, which
is part of the charm. The locals are open and
friendly - and you encounter few pushy vendors.
trippers from the southern beach resorts miss out on the special sense of place. You need to stay in the
area for at least several days. It's an insightful, unforgettable experience.
& activities in and
There's a quality performance practically every night. (Click
dance & music for brief descriptions.)
Art shops, galleries
You find many here and in nearby villages, including in the neighboring village of Penestanam (renowned for its refreshing Young Artist School style
The area has world-class
museums. Namely, the Neka, Puri Lukisan and Agong Rai. (Click
runners-up for brief
descriptions of those institutions.)
complex of embellished buildings and courtyards smack in the middle of town.
Good variety to suit
different tastes and wallets. Nearly all have a relaxed, unpretentious tone.
One of Bali's best
areas for short walks on scenic foot paths.
rapids down the eye-arresting Agung River gorge. Easy but challenging enough to thrill novice river rafters.
Basic swimming proficiency recommended in case the rapids get the better of your rubber raft.
unwind by renting a cottage or villa with a picturesque rural view -- and hole up with a good book or companion.
Dance & music
Arts & craft
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