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Ubud Bali

Bali is one of the finest tourist destinations in South East Asia. It is a combination of beaches, culture and ancient art. Ubud the cultural center of Bali is where many people prefer to spend time outside their beach itinerary 

It is at a height of 600 metres above sea level which keeps the temperature cooler than other nearby places. The ancient temples of Ubud are a testimony to the Hindu culture and rulers who ruled this place since centuries. Ubud is also known for its jewelry making, music, pottery and paintings. Tourists who visit this place will find ample amenities to stay in hotels, resorts and villas suitable to various budgets. Some tourists prefer to stay in Losmen which are small private lodgings and charge less than hotels. Many tourists prefer Ubud to other places in Bali because they can stay close to the true Balinese culture.

Many visitors make Ubud their base during their stay in Bali. The town is spread over several square kilometers. Always reminding of a far spread out village with several sub villages. It is a blend of modern culture inside of excellent hotels combined with the traditional Balinese culture all around. Here one can find art and craft communities, ancient temples, scenic rice fields, palaces and of course the famous Monkey Forest. Many famous personalities are often sighted on the Monkey Forest road having a stroll down to the jungle where monkeys gather in a small jungle between two Ubud villages. Ubud’s central location makes it ideal to visit different mountains, beaches, and other major towns on the island. The Neka art museum is another place of main attraction for tourists who visit Bali. Here one can find some of the best collections of fine art of Balinese culture. The museum was started in 1982 to foster art and culture in the region. The Ubud Water Palace and the market are top attractions within the town. The market is at the intersection of Raya Ubud road which is the main street of the town and the Monkey Forrest Road. The Goa Gaja elephant cave is located in Teges which is at a short distance from the central town.

As the cultural center of Bali, almost half of the town is covered with workshops and galleries of local artists who produce fine art creations for visiting tourists. Though Ubud has become a tourist hub with tourists teeming from all over the globe to visit this cultural capital of Bali, one can still find the local population working in the rice fields nearby. The upmarket hotels and villa resorts in the town are located in the villages of Campuhan and Kedewatan. Tourists staying here can get a picturesque view of the Agung River Valley.

Reaching Ubud is easy. It is at a distance of 30 kms from Denpasar and 43 kilometres from Kuta. Airport services with private driver are available from Denpasar airport which take the new arriving visitors to Ubud. Shuttle Busses and Taxis are the other options.

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