Ubud

Ubud is the cultural tourism hub of Bali. Apart from the tourist attractions in the town itself, there are numerous temples, historic sites and craft centers nearby. The fragrant evenings here are still and quiet and you can literally hear the frogs in the rice-terrains. The life here is leisurely and before you know it, your stay here for days, turns into weeks and then into months. Vacation villas abound and have become home away from home for all those who want to immerse themselves in the local culture of Ubud.

Ubud is famous for the traditional dance performances held here every night for the benefit of the tourists. Hindu-Balinese ceremonies take place in the temples here and marked by dance and dramas depicting the mythological beliefs of the Balinese. There are various museums in Ubud that provide an insight into the rich cultural heritage of the island. White water rafting is possible on the local rivers and if you are looking for diving, you can head for the nearby Tanjung Benoa.

Restaurants in Ubud

There is a fabulous range of food on offer in Ubud. From European and Indonesian cuisine to sandwiches, pastries and seafood, you can take your pick. For the budgeted traveler, there are the food stalls and warungs; for fine dining, options abound.

Nightlife in Ubud

You can see popular Balinese dances such as Kecak, Legong and Barong, and ballets such as Mahabharata and Ramayana. Then there are puppets and gamelan orchestras played in Ubud and surrounding villages.

Some bars in Ubud have discounted hours in the evenings. You can also enjoy live music sessions here. Most of the bars, especially along the Monkey Forest road, show movies most nights.

Spas in Ubud

Ubud is a much sought out spa destination in Bali. There are a number of health and beauty spas and salons where you can be pampered with massages, facials and manicures.