Ubud is an ideal place for nature and history lovers on “Island of Gods”.
Steeped in culture and enhanced by magnificent vistas, Ubud offers a respite from the humdrum of busy life and also pampers visitors in body and soul. A walk through the rice fields, watching a procession of women gracefully balancing piles of fruit offerings on the way to the temples, passing different Balinese handmade artwork studios, looking at monkeys playing on the ground and Balinese peoples with traditional sarong walking on streets for ceremonies are lasting impression of Ubud.
Besides, Ubud is where famed Elizabeth Gilbert found peace and her love as written in her best-selling memoir “Eat, Pray, Love”, which is now made into a film featuring Julia Roberts.
Ubud is the perfect place to enjoy cultural events and performances. The Kecak, Legong and Barong dances are performed weekly as are the classical Ramayana and Mahabharata dance-dramas, gamelan recitals (orchestra comprising traditional musical instruments) and the wayang kulit (traditional Indonesian leather puppets) performances .
Different spa treatments around Ubud extremely ensure to have a complete relaxation.
Stroll through the most natural part of Ubud, monkey forest, where there are ancient temples to explore nearby. For example, Pura Dalem Agung (Temple of the Dead) and Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave).
Visitors who like sports also can experience different sport activities, rafting on the Ayung river and playing golf in those five golf courses in Bali.