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Visit Hindu temples in lush forests, treat yourself to rejuvenating body treatments and discover the thriving arts scene of Bali's cultural capital.


Ubud is a traditional Balinese Hindu village and is known as the island’s artistic, cultural and spiritual heart. See typical Indonesian paintings, watch Balinese dancers, join a cooking class or revitalize with health treatments.

Explore Ubud on foot, bicycle or motorbike. Alternatively, hire a local guide who will point out the highlights. After your tour, shop for souvenirs along Jalan Raya and Dewi Sita, two of the main roads. At sunset, play badminton with the locals. Then, head to the ornate Puri Saren Palace, opposite the tourist center on Jalan Raya, where dancers delight the crowds with a different performance each night.

Ubud is home to some of the finest art galleries in Bali. These galleries include the Neka Art Museum and the Museum Puri Lukisan. Don’t miss the chance to visit the extraordinary Don Antonio Blanco Museum, created by the “Dali of Bali” himself. At the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), browse paintings done in the classical Balinese artistic style of Kamasan, learn how to dye fabric using the batik method, and see musicians perform.

Those who are into pampering and alternative healing will love Ubud’s health retreats. Join yoga sessions, enjoy rejuvenating body treatments and partake in cooking classes. Try something from the menu at a juice bar or at cafés and restaurants specializing in raw food and vegan cooking.

Visit the many temples of Ubud to see the spiritual side of this part of Bali. Walk through a stone mouth to reach Goa Gajah, the mysterious Elephant Cave. Meet the macaques that live around temple complex in the Ubud Monkey Forest.

To enjoy the lush countryside, kayak on the Ayung River, hike along the Campuhan Ridge or book an elephant safari.

Ubud is located in central Bali. The village has accommodation for all budgets, both near the town center and in the countryside. Denpasar International Airport is about an hour away by car and taxis have fixed rates.

Come to Ubud to immerse yourself in the Balinese way of life and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside.

Where to stay in Ubud

Puri Lukisan Museum which includes a pond, a garden and a luxury hotel or resort

Ubud City-Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(97 area reviews)

Ubud City-Centre is beloved for its spectacular forests. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Ubud Traditional Art Market and Ubud Royal Palace.

Ubud City-Centre
Sambahan, Bali, Indonesia

Sambahan

4.5/5Wonderful!(9 area reviews)

Check out the spas, river views and forests while spending some time in Sambahan. Though there might not be many attractions in the neighbourhood, you won't need to go far to find top spots like Ubud Monkey Forest or Campuhan Ridge Walk.

Sambahan
Arma Museum featuring art and interior views

Pengosekan

4.5/5Wonderful!(39 area reviews)

Travellers come to Pengosekan for its forests, and you can see top attractions like Agung Rai Museum of Art and Agung Rai Museum of Art while you're in town.

Pengosekan
Ubud Monkey Forest featuring a temple or place of worship and rainforest

Nyuh Kuning

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Nyuh Kuning, Ubud Monkey Forest and Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal are top sights worth seeing.

Nyuh Kuning
Andong, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Andong

4.5/5Wonderful!(15 area reviews)

Andong is well liked for many features, particularly its spas, gardens and restaurants. Though there may not be top sights in Andong, consider stopping by Ubud Royal Palace or Ubud Traditional Art Market, located nearby.

Andong

Top hotels in Ubud

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
4 out of 5
Jl. Sri Wedari Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud

Situated in Ubud, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Monkey Forest are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
Book it!

"Best decision of our spontaneous Bali trip to book this exotic getaway. Stayed in a River villa with private pool and was amazing. Staff extremely helpful and always greeted us. Convenient shuttle into town when needed but hard to leave such a luxurious property."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
Ayung Resort Ubud
Ayung Resort Ubud
4.5 out of 5
Desa Melinggih Kelod, Banjar Begawan Payangan, Ubud, Ubud, Bali

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Gaya Art Space, Campuhan Ridge Walk and Neka Art Museum. Blanco Museum and Gunung Lebah ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (377 reviews)
Incredible

"This place is INCREDIBLE. The staff are the most welcoming and genuinely friendly people I have ever encountered. The breakfasts were out of this world good. Wish we had more time to enjoy the amenities like the spa and cooking classes."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Ayung Resort Ubud
Element By Westin Bali Ubud
Element By Westin Bali Ubud
4 out of 5
JL Raya Andong No 88, Desa Petulu, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud, Bali
The price is £37 per night from 19 Sep to 20 Sep

This family-friendly Ubud hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (189 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and grounds, large pool and lounging area, and well-appointed and clean rooms. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful, and professional. We will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

Element By Westin Bali Ubud

Popular places to visit in Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest
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Ubud Monkey Forest

4.5/5(320 reviews)

Enter a dense rain forest full of banyan trees and flowing streams to visit ancient Hindu temples and baths and see agile macaques swing in the treetops.

Ubud Royal Palace
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Ubud Royal Palace

4/5(70 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Ubud when you visit a top site such as Ubud Royal Palace. Amble around this quaint area's lush forest or seek out the cycling trails.

Ubud Traditional Art Market
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Ubud Traditional Art Market

4/5(51 reviews)

With a visit to Ubud Traditional Art Market, a favourite shopping spot in Ubud, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble around this quaint area's lush forest or seek out the cycling trails.

Campuhan Ridge Walk
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Campuhan Ridge Walk

5/5(8 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Campuhan Ridge Walk, a popular green space in Ubud. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the spas in this romantic area.

Saraswati Temple
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Saraswati Temple

You can learn about the history of Ubud with a stop at Saraswati Temple. Make time for the spas and cycling trails in this quaint area.

Puri Lukisan Museum
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Puri Lukisan Museum

Discover the unique style of Balinese art at the island’s oldest art museum, established by a Dutch painter and the former prince of Ubud.

Top things to do in Ubud

Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more
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Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more

£55
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour
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Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour

£65
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Handara Gate, Wanagiri Hidden Hill & Tanah Lot Temple Tour
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Handara Gate, Wanagiri Hidden Hill & Tanah Lot Temple Tour

£53
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Telaga Waja River Rafting
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Telaga Waja River Rafting

£27
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali
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Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali

£29
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
All Inclusive: Bali Snorkeling at Blue Lagoon and Tanjung Jepun
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All Inclusive: Bali Snorkeling at Blue Lagoon and Tanjung Jepun

£36
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Ubud

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 63.829787234042556%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.48936170212766%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 3.404255319148936%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.851063829787234%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.425531914893617%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Apr 2020

Ubud was wonderful if had sea I would never have left

5/5 - Excellent

Cat

22 Mar 2020

Loved it here. Lots of restaurants and bars. Very friendly staff everywhere. Easy to walk around and felt totally safe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Ubud is lovely far and away the best place we visited in Bali

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

I highly recommend going to Ubud as you'll experience the true Balinese culture

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

Ubud was lovely. Buzzing during the day with lots of spas, places of interest and the market however, all the restaurant close at 10/11pm so if you go for dinner late, everything is shut.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

Traffic to busy and unsafe walking

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