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5 Best Things To Do in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia [DIY Travel Guide to Ubud]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor August 12th, 2021 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, DIY Travel, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Do you want to travel to Ubud, Bali, Indonesia? Read our tips below on the things to do in Ubud with suggested tours.

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With gorgeous rice paddies, a beach town, and the center of culture of arts in Bali, Ubud is a great district to visit. It’s one of the most popular tourist spots in the country and has many resorts, restaurants, and bars. Here’s a travel guide that could help you with your trip to Ubud.


Things to do in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

1. Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest

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Mandala Suci Wenara Wana is home to more than a thousand Balinese long-tailed Monkeys. Aside from the monkeys, there are also 3 Temples and about 186 species of plants or trees. It’s a fun place to be and something you should never miss in Ubud. However, please be careful as monkeys might get aggressive or steal your things.

Suggested Tour: Private Ubud Trip Bali

2. Check out the Ubud Palace

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The Puri Saren Palace is the official residence of the Royal Family of Ubud. The Ubud Palace has been built in the 1800s and shows Balinese Architecture. Pop in as entrance fees are free and you get to check out the front portion of the place. There are also performances at night showing traditional Balinese Dance, tickets are about IDR 100,000.

Suggested Tour: John Hardy Workshop and Ubud Palace Land Tour

3. Be in awe of Tegalalang Rice Terraces

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If you want to see one of the most breathtaking views in all of Bali, go to Tegalalang Rice Terrace. To get the best views, make sure the rice has not yet been harvested so you could see the green rice fields. The rice paddies here are shaped like stairs, too. Instagram worth spots include those parks or areas with swings on it!

Suggested Tour: Private Ubud Trip Bali

4. See Balinese Artworks

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As the center of arts in Bali, you need to check out Balinese artworks at museums found in Ubud. Museum Puri Lukisan features one of the best collections of modern traditional Balinese paintings and carvings. There is also Neka Art Museum and Blanco Renaissance Museum which you could enjoy. At the Ubud Art Market, you can support local artists by buying their works and crafts.

Suggested Tour: Private Bedugul and Ubud Day Tour

5. Trek the Campuhan Ridge Walk

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One of the best places to trek or have a leisure walk is at the Capuhan Ridge Walk. With gorgeous views of the rice fields plus the beauty of Mother Nature, you would be enthralled. The best time to go there is in the early morning for the sunrise or mid-afternoon for the sunset. After a relaxing stroll, you can hang out at the temple or cafes nearby.

Suggested Tour: Ubud and Kintamani Instagram Tour With Photographer


Where to stay in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Budget Hotel

Amatara Athaya Ubud

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Set in Ubud, 1.9 km from Ubud Monkey Forest, Amatara Athaya Ubud boasts a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Rooms come with a private bathroom

Price: Starts at USD 24 for a Deluxe Room

Mid-Range Hotel

Chapung Sebali

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Chapung Sebali is situated within a traditional village on the hillside of Ubud. It features villas with private pools as well as the famous Jungle Fish pool bar and an infinity pool, open to both resident and non-resident guests overlooking the valley. Each air-conditioned villa includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Price: Starts at USD 124 for a Deluxe Suite

Luxury Hotel

Viceroy Bali

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The 5-star Viceroy Bali sits in the highlands of Ubud, boasting luxurious villas with private pools and views of the Petanu River. Its main infinity pool enjoys uninterrupted jungle views. The spacious villas are equipped with a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, and an Illy espresso machine. The en suite marble bathroom has a bathtub.

Price: Starts at USD 457 for a Pool Suite

Where to Eat in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The Fair Warung Bale

Address: Jl. Sriwedari no. 6, 100m Up from Main Road Ubud

Enjoy Indonesian and Asian food at the Fair Warung Bale. The food is made from fresh and organic ingredients plus the atmosphere is quite lovely. People recommend the Tuna Tartare, Nasi Goreng, King Prawns, and Red Curry.

Mozaic Restaurant Grastonomique

Address: Jl. Raya Sanggingan

If you want a romantic dinner or some fine dining, go to Mozaic Restaurant Grastonomique. They have a seasonal tasting menu which is paired with delicious wine. It’s simply not eating dinner, but having an experience. The garden setting and the atmosphere is a bonus.

Sweet Orange Warung

Address: Jalan Kajeng Subak Juwuk Manis

Want to see gorgeous views while eating? Go to Sweet Orange Warung as they are away from the busy city center and located near paddy fields. They serve local food like Nasi Goreng and Fresh Juice. It’s a great place to eat and enjoy the quiet atmosphere.

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and I fell in love with the experience. I aim to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.

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