Ubud Town Center
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- 79%Spiritual Seekers
- 74%Family Travelers
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- Ubud Town CenterMember ofBudget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodies+ 8Mar 15, 2014
Ubud is the Eldorado of the Bali arts and music scene and as such filled with galleries and shops selling anything from antiques to contemporary. Little tip: make sure to also take a trip on any of the main roads leading away from Ubud. This is where you can find the bargains. The markets in Ubud are very popular for bargains too. Check the billboards in cafes for yoga or mediation classes and other Ubud activities.
- Ubud Town CenterJul 26, 2013
Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali. Many national and international artists inhabit this town. The town just oozes Balinese culture. You can walk for hours and visit shops, temples, restaurants, museums, nature and the popular Monkey Forest. Ubud has it all, and although it is filled with tourists you will still feel the ‘real’ Bali.
If you like shopping you cannot miss out on Ubud. There are many gift shops, clothes shops and antique shops. You will also find a diversity of galleries for traditional artwork. Most of the shops are in Jalan Raya, Jalan Hanoman and Monkey Forestroad.
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Do you want to escape the town for a moment? The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is located In Ubud. It is called Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana. Here you can do lovely walks.
The forest is inhabited by 150 grey Balinese Macaques. The Macaques are generally tame and relaxed. As long as you take it easy, they will do the same.
The forest also offers three temples from the 14th century. The Pura Dalem Agung is the largest of the three temples and here you will experience the true ‘Indiana Jones’ feeling. The Pura Prajapati temple is the Great Temple of Death used for burials and cremations. The third temple is the Pura Dalem Agung Padangetal, the ‘holy spring’ bathing temple. This temple consists of three parts: one part for the gods, one for the disciples and one for common people.
- Ubud Town CenterMar 15, 2014
Ubud is one of the most beautiful, magical cities I have ever seen. A great balance between the traditional and the modern. Whether you choose to stay in the middle of town, or a bit away by the rice fields, it's just a wonderful place to visit. And the people are very warm and welcoming. I hope to come back very soon! :)
- Ubud Town CenterMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Aug 06, 2012
I used to like Ubud very much as it was more quiet back then. It has now becoming more commercial and a bit too crowded. Even if I go, I would find a place further away from town where I can see more greenery.
- Ubud Town CenterAug 03, 2012
A must visit spot for those who visits Ubud for the first time I think is the Pasar Sukowati. It's a very traditional Balinese market full of colors and infused with island's culture. I wouldn't miss the Bebek Bengil or Dirty Duck restaurant either. It's famous for it's Balinese crispy duck which is very crunchy on the outside yet succulent on the inside. But the best of all is that you get to have your crispy duck meal in the middle of a rice field. Another must visit is the Babi Guling Bu Oka, serving the Balinese roast pork meal.
- Ubud Town CenterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 05, 2012
Great little town and definitely the hub of the island's art and culture scene. It's not on the coast, which is a deterrent for some, but it's got great palaces, tonnes of lovely (and inexpensive spas), and multiple cultural performances every night. Ketut Liyer, the soothsayer from Eat Pray Love, also lives here (south of Monkey Forest, locals can point you to his house).
- Ubud Town CenterMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 5Jul 04, 2012
I love the place,its really peaceful. But i notice it's start to develop to become a modern town like others. I can see popular fast food like Mac Donald, Starbucks and others start to join the crowd.