Explore Ubud

Ubud is the cultural center of Bali. Ubud may be explored on a magnificent path by bike or motorbike, which can be rented in a variety of locations.


There are different markets to shop like the Ubud Art Market, Patha Handicraft and Ikat Batik. Many of the items available for purchase are handcrafted. Or go to the Neka Art Museum or Museum Puri Likisan and look at Balinese modern and traditional art. Puri Saren or Puri Saraswati provide a dance performance almost every evening if you wish to see a Balinese dance. Ubud also has nice temples like the Saraswati Temple, Ubud Water Palace and Pura Dalem Ubud. Gunung Kawi and Tirza Empul Temple are a little bit further but also worth visiting. Impressed by the Balinese dishes? Learn the secrets of the Balinese kitchen during a cooking class!

Ubud cultural center

Ubud boasts several exquisite temples showcasing Bali's cultural and spiritual heritage. Notable ones include Pura Taman Saraswati, known for its lotus pond and stone carvings; Pura Dalem Temple, dedicated to the spirit of death with striking statues; and Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave, famous for its intricate cave entrance. These are must-see sites in Ubud.

Beautiful temples

Ubud’s traditional art market, Pasar Seni Ubud, offers a selection of handcrafted goods like woven bags, silk scarfs, and more, mostly made in nearby villages. Located near the Puri Saren Royal Palace, it's a must-visit for shoppers.

Morning market

The Tegalalang Rice Terraces are known for their breathtaking views and advanced irrigation. Visitors can walk through the terraces and enjoy the early morning light. The area also features Bali swings and the Love Bali sign for memorable photos.

Tegalalang rice 

Ubud is home to several stunning waterfalls. Tegenungan Waterfall, a short drive from town, offers a beautiful setting surrounded by greenery. Tibumana Waterfall is great for a swim in a serene environment, while Nungnung Waterfall provides a secluded spot. These waterfalls are refreshing escapes showcasing Bali's natural beauty.

Visit the waterfalls

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