Ubud is one of the best tourist areas in Bali. This area has its charm for tourists who rarely need enlightenment.
Artists, writers, and directors choose Ubud as a place to seek enlightenment.
The calm and fresh atmosphere of the mountains and the thick culture of art and culture make Ubud an ideal place for relaxation and vacation.
We can find various tourist attractions here. If, in the past, Ubud was synonymous with the center of Balinese handicrafts and dances, now Ubud is growing with more complex tourist attractions.
The potential for natural, cultural, and artistic tourism continues to be developed to attract the hearts of tourists.
And the results are amazing. This effort received a warm welcome from the tourists.
You will see another side of Bali: beaches, temples, art, and culture. The following is a brief review of how attractive Ubud is as a holiday destination in Bali.
Ubud Bali at a Glance
Ubud is one of the sub-districts in Gianyar Regency, Bali. With an area of about 44 km2, Ubud is home to 71,331 people.
Formerly, this city was the center of providing medicinal plants for the entire area of Bali. That’s why this place has the name Ubud which in Balinese is called Ubad or Medicine.
Ubud is also famous as the artistic and spiritual center of Bali. Most people make a living as farmers, artists, and tourism service providers such as restaurants, hotels, spas, and yoga.
The development of the Ubud tourist area began when the painters Walter Spies and Rudolf Bonnet settled in Ubud in the 1920s.
They often put on shows with local Balinese artists for well-known artists like Charlie Chaplin, Vicki Baum, and Barbara Hutton.
In addition, they and other famous Balinese artists teach the surrounding community about art. Finally, Ubud has become one of the most well-known Balinese arts centers.
This is also an attraction for many tourists, especially foreign tourists, to come to Ubud. In fact, in 2018, more tourists visited Ubud than the tourist areas of South Bali.
List of Popular Tourist Attractions in Ubud Bali
There are many activities and exciting Bali tourist attractions that you can choose from to fill your vacation in Ubud.
See natural beauty, learn about culture and history, and play in the beautiful nature of Bali.
All of these will be enjoyable and relaxing refreshing vacations. Here are some tourist attractions you must visit to see another side of Bali in Ubud.
Monkey Forest Ubud
1049 long-tailed monkeys live in the Monkey Forest Ubud, in the Mandala Sacred Wenara Wana Padangtegal area of Ubud.
The habitat of this area is very well maintained and natural for residents because it is a place of public prayer, especially in the three holy temples there.
Tourists can interact directly with the monkeys and stay safe while walking around and enjoying nature.
A beautiful and calm forest atmosphere can be the right choice for those who want to escape tired and noisy urban areas.
Ticket price: IDR 60,000 – IDR 800,000.00
Tirta Empul Temple is famous for being a place of self-purification in the procession of melting, or melukat, for the surrounding community.
The holy spring of Tirta Empul flows from many showers into the pool. From this shower, visitors can pray and purify themselves.
Many believe the clear and fresh water here can remove the negative aura for anyone who bathes and prays under the shower.
Not far from the location, you can also visit the TampakSiring presidential palace, which used to be a stopover for President Soekarno.
Ticket price: IDR 15.000,00
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
You can see the beauty of Bali’s rice terraces when you visit the Tegalalang rice fields, Ubud.
The terraced rice fields on a fair cliff will look very beautiful, especially with the fog and yellowing of the rice.
You can enjoy the beauty of this rice terrace while having a meal at a cafe or restaurant around the rice fields.
This place is a favorite spot for Instagrammers and lovers of natural beauty when visiting Ubud.
Ticket price: IDR 15.000,00
Goa Gajah Temple is one of Bali’s oldest castles. It is thought to have been built around the year 1000 AD.
The uniqueness of this cave lies in the mouth cave, which is carved similarly to the mouth of a giant.
Another uniqueness of the Goa Gajah complex is that there are places of worship from ancient times for Hinduism and Buddhism.
In addition, at the front of the mouth of the cave, there is a large pool with statues of the seven goddesses of holy water from India.
Ticket price: IDR 30,000.00
Insta travelers should not miss the Bali Swing vacation spot when visiting Ubud. This tourist destination is one of the most popular among tourists, especially foreign tourists.
You will be invited to swing from a height while looking at the green scenery of the cliffs or beautiful waterfalls.
There are lots of spots for you to do the Bali Swing in Ubud, and each place has its charm and beauty.
Ticket price: Rp. 150.000,00
Ubud palace or Ubud Palace has the original name Puri Saren Agung and is located in central Ubud, precisely on the Ubud highway.
This building has the characteristics of a Balinese building, with gold ornaments surrounding the castle building.
Almost every night, there are art performances such as the Barong Dance and the Legong Keraton Dance.
Ubud Palace is also close to other tourist attractions, such as Ubud Art Market, which is only a 2-minute walk away.
Ticket price: Free – IDR 100,000.00