Ubud is also surrounded by rain forests and terraces, adding to its natural beauty. Ubud is considered as one of the popular areas in Bali with all its tourism potential. Reporting from various sources, Kompas Travel summarizes 20 Ubud tours, Bali as follows:
1. Monkey Forest Ubud The attraction of Ubud monkey forest as a vacation spot, is located in a protected forest that is still beautiful and in the forest there are many monkeys. In the forest area there is also a Hindu temple named Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal Ubud. The monkeys here are docile. However, that does not mean they never disturb visitors. There are some customs and restrictions when you must obey when entering this forest area. You can visit this place on Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud. Keep in mind, tourist attractions open from 08.30-17.30 WITA. You will be charged an entrance fee of IDR 50,000 for adults and IDR 40,000 for children 3-12 years. The place of worship in Ubud is full of tranquility. (Shutterstock / Sytilin Pavel)
2. Taman Saraswati Temple This Hindu temple is devoted as a place to worship Goddess Saraswati. This place was once hunted by Instagramers because there was a lotus lotus around the temple. The blooming lotus conjures up this temple into a beautiful and magnificent instagenic photo spot. In addition to the lotus pond, this temple also has a Balinese dance performance that routinely performs the Kecak dance. This temple itself is located at Jalan Kajeng, Ubud, Bali. There is no fee to enter the temple, but to watch the Kecak dance performance you will be charged Rp. 75,000 per person. ARMA museum area in Ubud, Bali. (KOMPAS.com/Nabilla Tashandra)
3. The ARMA Bali Museum also has a stunning museum, one of which is the ARMA Museum (Agung Rai Museum of Art) in Ubud. When visiting the ARMA museum, you can see many Balinese paintings from various eras. You can also see lotus ponds and neatly arranged orchids which are matched by carvings of Balinese sculptures. The museum is open from 09.00 – 18.00 West Indonesia Time every day. For one entry, you will be charged Rp 50,000 per person.
4. The Neka Ubud Museum In addition to the ARM museum, there is also the Neka Museum in the Ubud area. The museum displays legendary works from well-known painters in Indonesia, such as Affandi’s Barong & Rangda paintings. The building adapts the style of traditional Balinese buildings but with modern museum facilities. There are more than 300 paintings that you can see here. The museum is located on Jalan Raya Sanggingan Campuhan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud. You will be charged an entrance fee of IDR 50,000 per person for each visit. The museum operates every day from 09.00-17.00 Wita. The tourists crowded visiting Goa Gajah, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Monday (2/4/2018). Goa Gajah is one of the tourist destinations in Bali which is visited by many foreign and domestic tourists. (KOMPAS.com / ANDREAS LUKAS ALTOBELI)
5. Goa Gajah Do not be fooled by its name, the article you will not find elephants in this tourist attraction. The name Goa Gajah is derived from the adaptation of the name “Lwa Gajah” which is interpreted as a hermitage of Buddhist monks whose location is on the river bank. Some sources explain that Goa Gajah had been established for several hundred years BC. This place is surrounded by shady green trees, so the atmosphere is very cool and beautiful. You can see the monks’ hut in one of the niches here. Goa Gajah Ubud is located in the west of Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh District, Gianyar Regency. The entry price is quite cheap, only Rp. 15,000 per person.
6. Ubud Royal Palace You will easily see this tourist attraction when you enter the central area of Ubud. How not, a magnificent architecture complete with sparkling gold color will certainly seize your attention. This palace has the name of Puri Saren Agung or better known by the name of Puri Ubud. This palace is the residence and center of the aristocratic activities of Ubud. Every time at 19:30 Wita, dance performances will be held such as Barong or Legong Keraton Dance. The palace is located in the center of Jalan Raya Utama Ubud. To enter the palace area, you will not be charged.
7. Ubud Art Market Ubud Art Market is a shopping center for souvenirs typical of Bali in Ubud. As the name implies, you can buy a variety of art from Balinese society. Items sold in this market such as, T-shirts decorated with Balinese barong mask screen printing, rings and silver necklaces of Balinese designs, beach cloths, Balinese snacks, paintings and sculptures with Balinese carvings, and many more. The location of Ubud Art Market is very close to Ubud Palace, precisely located at Jalan Raya Ubud No.35. Usually, this market operates from 04.00-18.00 Wita. It is strongly recommended to bring cash because the majority of kiosks do not provide debit machines. 8. The Blanco Renaissance Museum The Blanco Renaissance Museum is a sebuah museum located in Ubud. Starting from the desire of Antonio Blanco, a painter to one day own a museum that finally materialized in Ubud. The contents of the museum are dominated by phenomenal paintings from Antonio Blanco himself. This museum mixes the characteristics of traditional Balinese culture with European style painting. Various facilities are also provided by the museum manager for tourists who come. Such as restaurants, art shops, toilets and lounge. The location is located in Campuan Village, Ubud Bali and is open every day, from 09:00 to 17:00 Wita Local tourists can enter by paying a ticket of Rp. 30,000 per person, while foreign tourists Rp. 50,000 per person.
9. Tegalalang Terraced Rice Fields Is one of the attractions for you nature lovers. Tegalalang Terraced Rice Fields offer vast green spaces, complete with natural Balinese panoramas. You can enjoy the rural-style atmosphere in the middle of the bustling of Ubud. You can also enjoy food while looking at this scene at a restaurant available on the roadside. The majority of restaurants provide typical dishes from Bali. The location is in the village of Tegalalang, Ubud. Usually you will be asked to charge around Rp 10,000 for contributions to local residents.
10. Rafting Ayung River For you lovers of natural attractions, you should try white water rafting. Ayung River is one of the favorite rafting spots for tourists. This rafting is categorized as a second class suitable for beginners, so you don’t need to be afraid to try. On the rafting trip, you will be presented with a natural panorama on the right and left of the river. Not only that, in the middle you can also see Balinese carving art carved into the Ayung river wall. You can come to Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Ubud District. You will be charged around IDR 350,000-IDR 550,000 per person, depending on the rafting tour package.
11. Nyuh Kuning Tourism Village Ubud For those of you who love Balinese culture, don’t forget to visit this tourist village. You can feel the culture and customs of the traditional residents of Nyuh Kuning Village, making it one of the cultural tourism sites in Bali. Residents’ homes can be used as a place to stay, you can also mingle with local residents and feel the atmosphere of the past Bali. There is also a place to eat which serves traditional Balinese food. At night, you can see a variety of traditional Balinese dances by paying only IDR 10,000. This village tour is in Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Mas Village, Ubud District. For just a walk here, you will not be charged an entrance fee.
12. Petulu Village Besides the Nyuh Kuning Tourism Village in Ubud, there is also the Petulu Village. This village becomes a permanent colony for stork habitat which in Balinese is also called kokokan or kokoan. You can observe the bird’s lifestyle while listening to its soothing chirps. The kokokan is believed to be the guardian of Ida Bhatara at the local temple. They also guarded the village from rice pest. Not surprisingly, this population of thousands of Kokokan birds merges with the lives of Petulu Village residents. This village is located in the District of Ubud, Gianyar Regency. It is recommended to come in the afternoon because this is when thousands of kokoan birds return to their nests. When you come in the afternoon, you can only find male cocoans.
13. Rudana Museum and Art Gallery Ubud This museum enlivens a row of art museums located in Bali. As the name implies, the museum is owned by an artist and art collector named Nyoman Rudana. The museum, which was established on August 11, 1995, offers a diverse collection of art from world-renowned artists. This museum offers works by local Balinese artists such as, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, I Gusti Ketut Kobot, Wayan Bendi, Made Wianta, and others. There are also works by foreign artists such as Antonio Blanco, Yuri Gorbachev (Russia), Jafar Islah (Kuwait) and Iyama Tadayuki (Japan), and many more. This museum is located at Jalan Cokorda Rai Pudak No. 44, Peliatan Village, Ubud. The museum is open to the public from 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
14. Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal This one temple is located in the southwest part of the monkey forest area of Ubud. This temple is intended to worship Lord Shiva. This temple has the original name of Pura Dalem Agung, but because of the many temples with the same name, the local people added the word Padangtegal. It is estimated that the Great Dalem Temple was built around the mid 14th century, when the Ubud Bali region was controlled by the Pejeng dynasty. You can see Balinese Hindus holding their religious ceremonies. The location of the temple is on Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Ubud District. You only need to pay for admission to the Monkey Forest area. This hill is located in the same area as Gunung Lebah Temple. The entrance is the same as the entrance gate of Ibah Villas & Suites. (KOMPAS.COM/SRI ANINDIATI NURSASTRI)
15. Gunung Lebah Temple Gunung Lebah Temple is unique because it is located under the Campuhan Ubud river bridge
. This temple was predicted to be built in the 8th century by a priest from India named Rsi Markandeya. The history of the temple is closely related to the name of the village of Ubud. Initially the community built settlements around the temple because of the large number of medicinal plants in the Campuhan river area. So this village is called Ubud which is derived from the word Ubad, meaning medicine. The god worshiped at this temple is the God of Mount Batur Danuring. This temple has a role in organizing a nature clearing ceremony which is held every 100 years. Every piodalan ceremony (annual ceremony) at this temple, will be performed at the Calonarang pura Gunung Lebah dance. This temple is located on Jalan Raya Ubud, Sayan, Gianyar Regency, located close to the Blanco Renaissance Museum. You don’t have to pay a penny to enter, but you must obey the applicable dress code.
16. Desa Junjungan Ubud is famous for its traditional dance performances. You can see this traditional dance in the village of Junjungan. About 60 men in sarong gave tense singing, while dancers recreated a story from the Ramayana. The Kecak performance takes place every Monday at 19:00 at the village of Junjungan village on Jalan Tirta Tawar. You can watch this dance by paying IDR 75,000 per person. Temple on Bali’s Gunung Kawi Site. (Https://pesona.travel)
17. Gunung Kawi Ubud Gunung Kawi is a temple building carved on a new wall as high as seven meters. This place is the burial complex of King Anak Wungsu and his wives. This site is estimated to have existed around the 11th century. To reach this site, you have to go down 371 steps. During the trip down, you will be treated to views of rice fields and natural scenery typical of Bali. This site is located in Tampaksiring Village, Gianyar Regency with a distance of 18 km from Ubud. Entrance fee, around Rp. 15,000. Entrance fee is included with the rental of sarong which is a must if you enter this area.
18. Kehen Temple You can find many temples from the past in Bali, one of which is the Kehen Temple. This temple is estimated to be built around 1206 with a height of 11 levels. This temple is touted as the most interesting temple in Bali. The reason is, you can see intricate carvings on the walls of this temple. The location is north of downtown Bangli or about 30 minutes from Ubud, precisely on Jalan Sriwijaya, Bangli. To enter, you will be charged Rp. 6000 per person. Hindus and tourists queue to enjoy the freshness of the shower in the holy baths at Tirta Empul which is a complex with Tampaksiring Palace in Ubud, Bali, Sunday (07/08/2016). The potential of natural and traditional tourism becomes the mainstay of tourism in Gianyar. (KOMPAS / RIZA FATHONI)
19. Tampak Siring Palace Tampak Siring Palace enlivens a series of historical tourism in Ubud. This place is the place of the President and state guests when visiting Bali. This palace was built in 1957 and underwent additional buildings in 2003. Tampaksiring Palace Complex consists of four main buildings namely Wisma Merdeka, Wisma Yudhistira, Wisma Negara, and Wisma Bima. This palace complex is located on Jalan Tampaksiring, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency or about 15 km from the center of Ubud. Entrance fee is around Rp 30,000 per person from Tirta Empul Temple.
20. Bali Bird & Reptile Park Becoming one of the choices of family tourism in Bali. This two-hectare park has around 1000 of 250 different species of birds. Besides birds, you can also see and learn 2000 types of tropical plants. There are also various types of step reptiles such as dragons, snakes, frogs and crocodiles. This park is located at Jalan Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir Singapadu, Batubulan, Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency, precisely 11.3 km from Ubud. The entrance fee to this park is around IDR 400,000 per person.