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1. Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Tegalalang Rice Terraces
3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
1 out of 43
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The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are located about 20 minutes north of Ubud. They are famous for the spectacular location where these paddy fields are set in and the two swings where you can click photographs. It is especially popular during sunrise and sunset. Capture some exquisite photographs, have coffee at one of the quaint little cafes, or take a little detour through the Pakudui village nearby for some intricate wooden crafts.

2. Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 43
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A natural habitat for over 600 Balinese long-tailed monkeys, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud is a tourist hotspot due to its religious and wildlife value. With roughly 115 species of trees combined with the numerous monkeys looking for handouts from tourists, this is quite delightful for nature lovers.

3. Ubud Palace

Ubud Palace
4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
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Ubud Palace is an architectural marvel replete with beautiful and intricate carvings. Since it is still Royal's residence, only the massive palace's front section is open to travelers. Every evening at 7:30 PM, traditional Balinese Dance is performed at the Ubud Palace. It mainly became popular from the book and movie Eat, Pray, Love.

4. Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah
4.7 /5

3 km
from city center
4 out of 43
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Goa Gajah, or the "elephant cave," is a spiritual and cultural attraction filled with Buddhist and Shaivite relics and carvings. A wide-eyed demon-like structure welcomes you at the cave entrance, which leads to a serene pool inside. The intricate stonework makes this a must-visit for anyone looking into Indonesian architecture and heritage.

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5. Aloha Ubud Swing

Aloha Ubud Swing
Instagram Worthy

5 out of 43
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Aloha Ubud Swing offers a unique experience in Bali where you can take stunning pictures in creatively designed swings. The swings are set against the spectacular Tegallalang rice fields and Coffee Luwak Plantation. The setting of the place guarantees Instagram feed and Pinterest board-worthy snaps.

6. Campuhan Ridge Walk

Campuhan Ridge Walk

1 km
from city center
6 out of 43
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Campuhan Ridge Walk is a scenic hiking trail in Bali known for stunning views and paved walkways. The walk takes 30 minutes, is suitable for all ages, and is best done before sunrise. At the end of the path are some restaurants and small stalls selling local delicacies.

7. Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall

8 km
from city center
7 out of 43
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Situated in Tegenungan village, halfway between Ubud and Bali’s capital Denpasar, Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the most popular picnic spots in the region. It is set amidst dense foliage in a shallow bathing area lined with cafes and eateries. Present in an isolated location on the outskirts of Bali, the place is ideal for nature photographers.

8. Stay at a Jungle Resort

Stay at a Jungle Resort

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The jungle resort experience in Ubud is a blend of luxury, tranquility, and immersion in nature. Nestled within the lush rainforests and terraced rice paddies, these resorts provide stunning views and a serene atmosphere. Many jungle resorts in Ubud offer yoga and meditation sessions, spa treatments and healthy, organic dining options. Activities such as guided jungle treks, river rafting, and cultural excursions to nearby temples and villages are commonly offered.

9. Ubud Art Market

Ubud Art Market
4.6 /5

0 km
from city center
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Located in : Ubud

Located right opposite the Puri Saren Royal Palace, Ubud Art Market is the ideal place to buy something authentic to Bali. From ikat woven skirts and woodcarvings to oil lamps and brass statuettes, this market has all kinds of handicrafts. As always, bargaining is a must.

10. Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple
4.6 /5

12 km
from city center
10 out of 43
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Built in 962 AD during the reign of the Warmadewa dynasty, Pura Tirta Empul, or Holy Water Temple, is the legacy of a traditional good versus evil tale. It is home to a holy mountain spring that feeds the Pakerisan river and is revered by devotees for its ritual purification. Tourists are allowed to take the ritual bath.

11. Do Some Yoga

Do Some Yoga

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Yoga has been gaining popularity for the last decade in Bali, especially in Ubud. It has over 200 yoga studios, world-class instructors, and practitioners with over 40 years of experience. There are several programs offered by various studios hat can be attended by people of all ages, levels, and fitness needs. You can also create your own yoga itinerary or schedule private sessions.

12. Saraswati Temple (Ubud Water Palace)

Saraswati Temple (Ubud Water Palace)
3.7 /5

0 km
from city center
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Located in : Ubud

Ubud Water Palace, a temple for the worship of Lord Saraswati, was originally the residential palace of the Sukawati royal family of Ubud. It is now one of the most sacred places in Bali, and apart from offering a beautiful lotus pond and water garden, the temple hosts a classic Bali dance show at night.

13. Neka Art Museum

Neka Art Museum
4.4 /5

2 km
from city center
13 out of 43
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Located in : Ubud

Established by Balinese art lover Sujata Neka, the Neka Art Museum displays many wayangs and Ubud-style paintings, sculptures, Keris daggers, and photographs from the 1930s to contemporary times. The museum has six separate buildings with different galleries for paintings, artefacts, traditional old daggers, etc.

14. Visit a Spa in Ubud

Visit a Spa in Ubud

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There are spas spread across Bali, with the spas in Ubud being the best. The people here are sheer experts in the art of using locally available natural ingredients to provide a rejuvenating experience in the form of a massage. With numerous choices you can either choose to get a massage for IDR 70000 (USD 5) per hour or book for an all-inclusive spa package include facilities like a tea ceremony, massage, body scrub, flower bath, and many more with prices ranging from IDR 1400000 (USD 100) to IDR 420000 (USD 300).

15. Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
3.0 /5

11 km
from city center
15 out of 43
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One of Bali's least visited temple complexes, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, is a beautiful water temple in Tellalang. It features lotus ponds surrounded by greenery and a water garden where the statue of Goddess Saraswati is kept. A split Candi Bentar gate leads to the carved shrines inside.

16. Explore Vegan Cafes in Ubud

Explore Vegan Cafes in Ubud

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Exploring Ubud’s vibrant vegan cafes is a must-do thing. Renowned for their innovative plant-based cuisine, cafes like Sayuri Healing Food, Alchemy, and Seeds of Life offer a diverse array of vegan dishes. Indulge in raw vegan sushi, colorful smoothie bowls, hearty plant-based burgers, and decadent raw desserts

17. Join An Art Class

Join An Art Class
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
17 out of 43
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Located in : Ubud

Taking an Art Class in Ubud is all you need to unwind and connect with your inner self on your trip. The classes available are by very friendly people who will walk you through the entire process with a lot of care. You can enroll in classes at one of the following places - Bali Centre for Artistic Creativity, Gaya Ceramic and Design, and Five Art Studio Keliki Ubud.

18. Rafting in Ayung River

Rafting in Ayung River
4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
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The Ayung River is Bali’s longest river stretching for around 75 kilometers. Beginning in the northern mountains, it flows till the Badung Strait in Sanur and is one of the best-known rivers for rafting. It is suitable for rafting throughout the year and is considered a family-friendly experience, considering its difficulty level ranges from 2-3.

19. Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Kanto Lampo Waterfall
4.1 /5

8 km
from city center
19 out of 43
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Kanto Lampo Waterfall is a hidden gem located in the Gianyar district. A relatively less-traveled path through the beautiful rainforest leads to the rapidly falling waterfall. Swim in the pool below the waterfall and climb the boulders in the area for some stunning photographs. It is ideally visited during the dry season, when the water is clearer and lighter, making it the best time to enjoy the water and swim!

20. Join A Balinese Cooking Class

Join A Balinese Cooking Class

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On your next getaway to Bali, storm in a Balinese recipe at a cooking class in Ubud. Channel in your inner Masterchef and replicate dishes like the Bebek Betutu (slow-cooked duck) or the Ikan Bakar (grilled fish). Acquire fresh veggies and ingredients from the local organic markets and tend to the irrigation system in the paddy rice fields of Bali. Enjoy interacting with the locals and a tour of the countryside.

21. Blanco Renaissance Museum

Blanco Renaissance Museum
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
21 out of 43
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Located in : Ubud

The Blanco Renaissance Museum is the palatial home-cum-studio of the famous artist Don Antonio Blanco. Located on a hilltop in Ubud that overlooks the Campuhan River, the museum displays various artworks of Blanco and his son Mario. Most paintings are semi-nude and might not be appropriate for small kids. The rooftop offers a stunning panoramic view. A guided tour is available.

22. Agung Rai Museum of Art

Agung Rai Museum of Art
4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
22 out of 43
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The Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud offers Balinese creativity and art. It showcases a range of paintings, such as the classic Kamasan style paintings and those by Walter Spies and Adrien Le-Mayeur. It offers art workshops and traditional dance performances. This is one museum where you see the history and experience it too! Guided tours are also available.

23. Celuk Village

Celuk Village

10 km
from city center
23 out of 43
Things To Do in Ubud

Celuk Village, located in the Gianyar Regency of Bali, is renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship in silver and gold jewelry. You can explore numerous family-owned workshops and galleries where skilled artisans create intricate pieces, from delicate filigree earrings to elaborate necklaces and ceremonial accessories.

24. Mount Batur Sunrise Hike

Mount Batur Sunrise Hike
4.6 /5

32 km
from city center
24 out of 43
Things To Do in Ubud

Mount Batur is an active volcano in Indonesia. At 1717 meters (around 5,600 feet) above sea level, it offers a spectacular view of its surroundings - the majestic Lake Batur, nestled amongst black lava from the last explosion in 2000, and adjacent to this all, beautiful mountains. The hike is not very challenging, and it is recommended to start at 3:00 AM to catch the sunrise.

25. Kajeng Rice Field Walk

Kajeng Rice Field Walk

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The resplendent Kajeng Rice Field is part of a looped walk conjoined with the Sari Organic Walk and the Subuk Juwuk Manis Rice Field in Ubud village. The walk starts from the intersection of Jalan Kajeng and Jalan Raya Ubud. It takes you through the Kajeng village and ultimately to the lush green paddy fields on the outskirts of the village.

26. Museum Puri Lukisan

Museum Puri Lukisan
4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
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A walk through Ubud is incomplete without spending a while at the Puri Lukisan Museum, home to several traditional, modern Balinese art masterpieces. The museum collection includes paintings from Sanur, Batuan, Keliki, and Young Artist schools of art. It is the perfect spot for art lovers looking at Indonesian art history with a cup of coffee.

27. Watch Kecak Fire & Dance Show

Watch Kecak Fire & Dance Show

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Also known as the Ramayana monkey chant, the Kecak dance is based on the story of Ramayana and is performed in the temples in Bali. The performance includes 150 performers dancing in a circle chanting chak, moving their hands, and wearing checked clothes around their waists.

28. Watch Herons At Petulu

Watch Herons At Petulu
4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
28 out of 43
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Located in : Ubud

Known as the Heron Village of Indonesia, Petulu attracts throusands of tourists every year for heron-watching. Visit this quaint village to enjoy the sun set over the paddy fields as you wait for the birds to fly back home.

29. Visit A Coffee Plantation

Visit A Coffee Plantation

29 out of 43
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Taking a tour of the coffee plantations, one will come across many herbs and plants like cocoa and coconut accompanied by medicinal herbs. You can see the process of coffee making coffee and can also taste kopi luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world.

30. Bali Bird Walk

Bali Bird Walk

10 km
from city center
30 out of 43
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Ubud is known as a haven for bird watchers and the Bali Bird Walk is an exemplary reason to get up bright and early in the morning. Bali Bird Walk walkers can spot up to 100 local bird species on any morning guided walk. The USD 37 fee (of which 10% goes to the Bali Bird Club) includes lunch and coffee or tea. The group meets on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 9:00 AM before setting off for the walk, and returning by 12:30 PM for lunch.

31. Eco Tour At The Green Village

Eco Tour At The Green Village
3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
31 out of 43
Things To Do in Ubud

The Green Village was designed in 2006 by jewelry designer John Hardy and later finished by his daughter. Visit the factory to see bamboo harvested, treated, and crafted into building materials and furniture. The entire mansion in this village is made up of bamboo.

32. Watch Bird Shows At Bali Bird Park

Watch Bird Shows At Bali Bird Park
4.5 /5

10 km
from city center
32 out of 43
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The beautiful Bali Bird and Reptile Park is spread over 2 hectares and houses the most extensive collection of birds and reptiles. The exhibits are all divided based on their region of origin. Lory Feeding occurs throughout the day, while Pelican Feeding and Papua Rain Forest Feeding occur twice a day.

33. Pasar Seni Sukawati

Pasar Seni Sukawati

10 km
from city center
33 out of 43
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If you are an art-enthusiast keen on exploring and buying Balinese art items, the Sukawati Art Market, also known as the Pasar Seni Sukawati, is a must-visit. Located in the Gianyar area, it is one of Bali's most distinguished and long-standing art markets in Bali. It is a famous tourist hub for shopaholics and locals shopping for art and in search of great bargains.

34. Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo

9 km
from city center
34 out of 43
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Celebrated for its enchanting beauty of indigenous flora and fauna, Bali Zoo houses about 450 rare and exotic creatures. Located in the Gianyar regency of Bali, the wildlife conservatory is also locally referred to as ‘Kebun Binatang Bali’. It offers experiences like Virtual Jungle Tour, Night Safaris, and Breakfast with Orangutans.

35. Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets

Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets
2.7 /5

4 km
from city center
35 out of 43
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Located a short distance from central Ubud, the Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets in Sukawati is arguably the most fascinating place to explore Indonesian heritage in Bali. Home to over 1,000 masks and 4,000 puppets worldwide, the quaint museum also features performances from the various specimens based on common figures, such as Barack Obama and the Ramayana heroes.

36. Guwang Art Market

Guwang Art Market
4.3 /5

36 out of 43
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Situated near Pasar Seni Sukawati, Guwang Art Market is an art lover’s paradise for traditional handicrafts and paintings. The main kiosk sells fascinating Balinese souvenirs like barong garments, wood carvings, and flowers for traditional ceremonies. You can visit from 9 AM to 5 PM daily, hunting adorable items like masks, handmade sandals, printed clothing, bright sarongs, beachwear, and local snacks.

37. Pura Dalem (Temple of Death)

Pura Dalem (Temple of Death)
3.9 /5

1 km
from city center
37 out of 43
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The Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, or the 'Padangtegal Great Temple of Death', is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thought to have been built around 1350, the Kecak dance performances at the temple and the excellent craftsmanship make this a significant religious and cultural attraction of Ubud.

38. Pura Gunung Lebah

Pura Gunung Lebah
2.3 /5

1 km
from city center
38 out of 43
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Nestled over the Campuhan valley where the Sungai Cerik meets, Pura Gunung Lebah is one of Ubud's most significant temples. An 8th-century edifice dedicated to the goddess of Batur, the temple features a traditional Balinese Padmanasa, or empty stone throne, atop its intricately carved tower-like structure.

39. Tonyraka Art Gallery

Tonyraka Art Gallery
4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
39 out of 43
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Located in Mas, Ubud, Tonyraka Art Gallery has many artworks- from paintings and sculptures to wood carvings and installations. Established in 1948, the gallery displays the works of famous local artists such as Made Djirna and Erawan Nym. Housing tribal and contemporary art forms, the gallery is a must-visit for art connoisseurs.

40. Komaneka Art Gallery

Komaneka Art Gallery
2.2 /5

1 km
from city center
40 out of 43
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A renowned fine art gallery in Ubud, Komaneka Art Gallery features stunning contemporary artworks from a number of established Balinese artists. Sculptures, paintings, and wood carvings-all can be found on display here, and the works of Hanafi and I Made Djirna draw visitors in. The spacious gallery is ideal for admiring some high-profile art while in Ubud.

41. Pura Taman Pule Mas

Pura Taman Pule Mas
2.2 /5

4 km
from city center
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Pura Taman Pule Mas popularly known as 'Pura Ring Jagat', which means 'temple for the whole world' is located in the central part of Mas village, a few kilometers south of central Ubud. The temple has been the site of hermitage by Danghyang Nirartha and also keeps some of the Holy Priest’s personal relics. The place has interesting architecture, multiple shrines, and enticing gardens.

42. Lempad House

Lempad House
2.1 /5

0 km
from city center
42 out of 43
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Lempad's House in Bali pays homage to the unique craft of the legendary Balinese artist, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. Responsible for the distinct style of architecture that most of Bali's temples and palaces have become emblematic of, Lempad is a household name in Ubud. The artist's residence has been turned into a gallery of some of his artworks that can be viewed.

43. Experience Bali Swing

Experience Bali Swing

47 km
from city center
43 out of 43
Things To Do in Ubud

The Bali Swing is a location with 12 swings and 9 nests with breathtaking views. Some swings are over valleys, some over waterfalls, and some over canyons. It is one of the most famous photography locations in the world. Different tour operators provide packages for Bali Swing. The most popular swings around Bali are the Kaja swing, The Ubud swing, Alas Harum Swing, Uma Pakel, and Wana Iri Hidden Hills Swing.

FAQs on Ubud

What are the top hotels in Ubud?

There are 7876 Hotels in Ubud which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Ubud are Bali Golden Villas, Villa Kakatua, Mary’s Beach Villa, Villa Atas Awan, Villa Bodhi, Villa Saffira. You can see all the hotels in Ubud here

What are the top sightseeing places in Ubud?

The top sightseeing places in Ubud are Art Class, Petulu, Rafting in Ayung River, Eco Tour, Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Ubud Water Palace, Saraswati Temple.

How much does a package cost for Ubud?

The packages for Ubud start at INR 12499 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Ubud?

Central Ubud can be covered on foot, but you will need some form of transport to explore the extended vicinity. There are no taxis in Ubud but you can rely on bemos which run across the main routes in and around Ubud and the main stop and gathering point is Ubud market at the junction of Jl Monkey Forest and Jl Raya Ubud. However, most bemos stop running in the late afternoon and are more frequent in the morning. Having said that, the cheapest and the easiest way to move around Ubud is via Shuttle Bus. These are usually private tour buses. You can book yours either from your hotel/homestay or by going directy to either Gedong Sari or Perama. If you travel by two/as a couple, you will be sharing with other passengers. If you are travel with a group of minimum 4, 6, 8 person, you are encourage to hire a private Van/MPV's or rent a car (Van/MPV) service which cost more less than hire a Shuttle Bus service. You can hire a motorbike if you wish to. You can also rent bicycles for about USD 295-442 per day._
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