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    This truly is a place to visit if you´re into cultural stuff. Besides the well known "Fire Dance" that's available to watch for most nights, there are many souvenier shops that sells everyting from wooden artwork to home made snacks. But you only have time for one thing, rent a bike for the day and go through the rice paddies or visit the Monkey Forest. If you choose the latter, just make sure you buy some bananas on your way in – I made the mistake of going in empty handed (except for my bag). I got so caught up by the monkies climbing on me that I didn't notice one monkey stealing my hotel key. Usually you can trade bananas for your lost item(s), so keep that in mind. And yes, I eventually got my key back.

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  • UbudPro 2014
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    One of my favorite spots in Bali! Beautiful town set amongst the jungles and neon green rice paddies. Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali - full of temples, great restaurants and cool places to browse shops. It is also a great place to see some of the traditional music and dance of the island.

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    After the movie Eat, Pray and Love, Ubud has become more popular than ever. It used to be the get away place from the touristy places in Bali, but today, the center of Ubud has become crowded. Thankfully, the culture remains in tact and nature remains preserved (not sure for how long). It's known for its art/painting, traditional dance, yoga and spa.

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  • UbudPro 2014
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    No trip to Bali is complete without visting ubud. Rice terraces carved amongst river gorges makes a stunning setting. You're exposed to much more of Balinese culture and life here. Hotels and inns are studded along ricefields, right next to villages. There's a fair bit of commercialization but if you look hard enough, you can experience the unique culture.

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    This is why you go to Bali. Its the cultural center. The temples are awesome in the area. You will get a chance to get in touch with the locals. The Rice terraces are nearby. Pura Saraswati is gorgeous. Try to catch a show of Ramayana here.

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    I love Ubud. At times, it feels overly touristed but in the right little enclave it can feel like pure heaven. The combination of rice terraces, the Ayung River, and high quality shopping and dining make this a pleasant escape -- foreign enough to entertain but comfortable enough to allow pure relaxation. It may not be the world's deepest cultural experience but it is extremely pleasant and full of charm.

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    Lovely village, full of temples, artcraft stores, nice restaurants and caffes. The rice paddies are trully beautiful! Lovely athmosphere!

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    Even five minutes in Ubud will let you know that Elizabeth Gilbert was living a pretty shi-shi existence in Eat Pray Love. For one, it's crawling with white people. For another, prices in boutiques and restaurants approach those back in the West. Still, it's a very difficult place not to like -- it's clean (well, clean-ish), chic, and arty, with none of the Aussie party vibe that afflicts South Bali. Good food and coffee, and excellent hotels and spas make it an easy place to linger.

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    Ubud is a special place. Even in Bali. The best way to experience Ubud is walking around. Explore the little streets. See the offerings and hidden temples behind the house. Talk to the people along the way. Some of the best Balinese foods are from Ubud. Highly recommended if you are going to Bali!

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    Of all the tourist centers in Bali, Ubud is the most traditional Balinese. Located just on one hour drive north of Denpasar and nestled between beautiful rice terraces this place has become the mecca for the more spiritual tourists to Bali. I love the peace and serenity around Ubud, downtown Ubud is a slightly different story. Here you can fill your day with Yoga, meditation, sightseeing and traditional Balinese dances to your hearts content.
    Unfortunately, the destruction of 1000 year old rice terraces continues to be a problem here too.

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    Ubud is amazing. But the drawback about Ubud, is that everyone else has found out how amazing Ubud is too.

    The Lonely Planet guide suggests to skip Kuta and go straight to Ubud, which is a perfect hub to explore the island of Bali. Unfortunately, everyone other person in the world has read this suggestion. Be prepared to crowded by tourists during the peak seasons, other than that... Ubud is gorgeous.

    Around are a lot rice patty fields worth just taking a walk around. The best way to get around the areas of Ubud is to just rent a motorbike. They are cheap and a very convenient way to get around.

    There is a reason that this place is highly recommend by many, it is gorgeous and totally worth a visit.

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    Nice cozy little town located far inland, you won't find sandy beaches and sun bathers here. You will however find endless plains of paddy fields and one of the best food choices on the island. For a slice of peace & quiet away from the crowd and tourist gimmicks, Ubud is the place to be.

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    Lots of quality handy craft from Balinese, unique art that you won't find elsewhere. Only in Bali.

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  • Ubud

    Ubud is a nice retreat in Bali's mountains, plenty of accommodations and restaurants to choose from, the only drawback is that this area already over exploited for tourists which means you don't always get your money worth's.

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    Very relaxing and good for the yoga soulful type, if you like organic feels then this is as organic you could get, good sculptures and ornaments you can purchase, as for sights its tranquil and the 100's of massive kites flying above the rice farms and maybe a chance to see 20 local kids trying to get another 5m kite into the sky is an experience a helping hand doesn't go a stray, as for the monkey forrest. These little fellas are not well mannered and the people selling bananas are pretty much taking the piss, a bunch will be gone in 5 secs and withholding bananas or bottle of water from the little fellas, they will attack you and this is from experience, when rabies is a threat it adds tension. But the town is great, water rafting wasn't far away and was on the better sides of ones been done before i'd say 8 out of 13

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  • Ubud

    The market was being renovated while we were there but you can still find great products at good prices. Eat at The Melting Wok nearby for lunch and stroll the character filled streets.

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    In Ubud, you can feel the cultural energy and enchanting atmosphere of traditional Balinese life living side by side with a breathtaking landscape. Ubud is a must-see location during your trip to Bali. You can read our article about "10 things to do in Ubud" here, Greg http://bit.ly/U5DvHN. Hope it helps! :)

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    Ubud is like how it is portrayed in Eat Pray Love. Very traditional, country, slow pace, religious, simple, and friendly people. The roads are very undeveloped, lots of rubbles, and lots of construction leading into Ubud. Once you are there, it's so peaceful, lush and green, rice paddies in the backyard, scent of frangipanis in the air, a very kinda romantic feel.

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  • Ubud

    Beautiful place - traditional, tranquil, full of culture. The only minor downside for some, might be that the weather isn't as warm as it is on the coast - it's more overcast than bright sunshine, but still warm.

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    Ubud is another extremely popular destination in Bali. There are lots of tourist and expats living in the area. Again, you can have an extremely touristy experience if you just stay on the surface, or you can have a more meaningful one if you dig a little deeper. Explore the area around Ubud, it's gorgeous. Ubud is also a center of healing where you can visit medicine men and other healers.

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With its undulating rice patties, beautiful temples, talented classical dancers and musicians, prolific painters and craftspeople, Ubud is so crammed with attractions it can almost seem like a visual assault at times. As a centre of the arts, Ubud has dance and shadow puppet performances every night. For those visitors wanting to hang out and relax there are also plenty of spas for revitalizing your energy. Ubud is also renowned in Bali for having some of the most creative eateries.

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