The Ubud Bali
The forest village of Ubud Bali has long been a sacred place for the local Balinese as it has many shrines and temples located nearby, the monkey forest, the water temple, and hot spring temples, are all examples of the sacred nature of this wooded city. Ubud is also very famous for its arts culture (drawing, sculpting, painting, etc) which is second to none on the island. Ubud is also home to the more alternative elements of the expat community, crystal healers, colonic irrigations; yoga gurus and all sorts of other alternative types, live and work here. It is a very interesting place and if I was going to compare it with anywhere I had been before the only place would be Glastonbury in Somerset (South West England) Ubud is definitely different and has a very cool chilled out vibe as you explore its streets.
Ubud, namely due to the reasons I mentioned above, has now become a popular destination for tourists. The areas around Taro and Ubud offer elephant rides through the jungle, and if you venture just outside the town you will be able to go white water rafting. Inside the town you can trek through the mysterious monkey forest, or immerse yourself in the culture at the local art market. Also the area is very famous for the layered terrace rice paddies which provide a great photo opportunity. There are good restaurants here, and some interesting local night spots to enjoy, from smoking shisha in a tented area in the jungle, to dancing the night away in a Cuban restaurant complete with Cuban drinks and a Cuban 1920’s car Ubud definitely has a lot on offer. There are lots of home stays and Ubud villa accommodations here but not too many hotels, as it is a sacred area and the Balinese do not want to cause upset by having too many large hotels, which I personally totally agree with. Contact us for more information.