Located about 38 kilometers (23.6 miles) from the Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport, Ubud Bali is famous for its arts and cultures, ricefields, festivals, and a healthy lifestyle. You can come and enjoy numerous temples and art shops, including museums, there. Other points of interest also include the Ubud Monkey Forest, Pasar Seni Ubud, and Ubud Royal Palace Bali.
To reach Ubud Bali, you can get on the taxi, or shuttle buses leaving from the Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport, Sanur, or from any other regions in Bali; Some shuttle buses providing these services are Kura-Kura Bus and Perama Shuttle Bus. To get around Ubud Bali, you can rent a motorbike or car, or hire a local driver for the day. However, exploring only the city center by foot or bicycle is also possible because most of the attractions are located centrally in the town. With an elevation of 200 meters (656 ft.) above sea level, Ubud Bali has a pleasant cooler temperature than the city and beaches in the south of Bali.
Festivals in Ubud Bali
There are tons of annual festivals happening in Ubud Bali, such as Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which usually happens in October, Ubud Food Festival around April, Bali Spirit Festival in March or April, Ubud Village Jazz Festival happening in August. During these festivals, many writers, artists, musicians, and visitors from around the world are invited and coming to Ubud, so you can expect Ubud is a bit packed when these festivals are happening.
Best Things to do in Ubud Bali
Ubud Bali has many attractions and things to do, including:
- Visiting Monkey Forest, where you can see around 700 monkeys and 186 tree species in the 12.5 hectares of forest.
- Doing yoga in numerous yoga studios available, such as the famous Yoga Barn, USADA Bali, Intuitive Flow, Zuna Yoga Bali, Yoga Saraswati, etc.
- Enjoying some local delicacies, such as suckling pig in Babi Guling Ibu Oka, crispy duck in Bebek Bengil, grilled pork ribs in Naughty Nuri's Ubud, Balinese chicken rice in Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Bu Mangku, etc.
- Buying some fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and souvenirs in a Pasar Ubud.
- Visiting and buying from some local organic farms.
- Visiting some museums, art shops, or art workshops.
- Joining some Indonesian food cooking class.
- Exploring some natural beauty, such as Campuhan Ridge Walk, any ricefields, or nearby waterfalls.
- Coming to a particular festival that suits your interests.
- Experiencing some local activities in Desa Visesa Ubud.