What to do in Bali inspired by Eat Pray Love movie

What to do in Bali




I believe that you know the movie “Eat Pray Love” based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir.

Eat Pray Love movie is about someone who want to heal herself, find peace and restore balance in her life, as she travels through Rome, India and of course Bali.

Some of very popular scenes from the movie are Julia Roberts walking down the streets of Ubud, cycling through the rice paddies, visiting Ubud Market and seeing a Balinese medicine man.

Which probably some people want to visit these places in Bali after watching the movie. To make it is easier for you, we’ve listed ‘what to do in Bali’ based on “Eat, Pray, Love” movie.

What to do in Bali inspired by “Eat, Pray, Love” movie

1. Visit the beautiful ancient Hindu Tanah Lot (Land in the Sea) temple

Tanah lot temple is one of important landmarks in Bali, it is an ancient hindu temple built on a rocky outcrop in the sea.

During low tide, the temple is accessible and joined to the land, while on high tide season the temple looks like an island on the sea.

Tanah Lot Temple is absolutely one of Bali attractions that you should include in ‘what to do in Bali’ list.

Tanah Lot Temple on the Rock
Tanah Lot temple Bali 

2. Watch Ubud Palace Legong Dance

Every night there is a Balinese Legong dance in the Ubud Palace. It is a traditional Balinese dance, where the dancers wear heavy makeup and colourful costumes, and it’s all a bit theatrical.

Their eyes during the dance indicates a lot of attentions so pay a close attention and enjoy.

Ubud Palace is located in between Jl Raya Ubud and Jl Suweta.

Legong dance performance schedule : 7:30 p.m to  8:30 p.m
Legong Dance entrance fee: Rp 80 000

bali legong dance credit to Fred Gaghauna
bali legong dance credit to Fred Gaghauna

3. Hike a Kintamani Batur Volcano and Lake

If you could try to wake up early for the mind blowing mount batur sunrise. We have a complete guide to mount batur Ubud hiking here.

4. Visit monkey sacred forest

Monkey sacred forest is one locations where ‘eat, pray, love’ movie scene was taken. Read full guide to Ubud Monkey forest here. 

5. Take a pleasant walk or cycling within tranquil Ubud rice field

There many options in Ubud to have a pleasants walk and cycling. Get ready to get your eyes pampered with beautiful rice field and beautiful Ubud landscape views.

One of the options, you can start from the center, head to Pura Gunung Lebah, then you will cross the river here, follow the concrete path north, that takes you to the uphill paths with beautiful views over two river valleys and small villages.

Continue to the beautiful Campuan Ridge, through rice fields and the small village of Bangkiang Sidem.

What to do in Bali; Cycling in Beautiful Ubud Countryside
What to do in Bali; Cycling in Beautiful Ubud Countryside



5. Pamper yourself with super relaxing Spa

Ubud has many options for the great spas at affordable price, it is great idea to stop for a lovely spa in the middle of rice fields you meet while doing cycling if you take the cycling paths mentioned in no 4 above.

6. Balance your body, mind and soul by taking yoga and meditations classes

Ubud has a number of great yoga and meditation centre that you can sign up for either single entry or multiple classes.

7. Taste a fancy and super expensive Luwak coffee

Kopi Luwak is made from the Asian palm civet droppings. Called a toddy cat, the animal eats coffee beans and digest it.

You could also visit the plantations and Luwak coffee making centre in Ubud.

8. Shopping at Ubud Market

Ubud Market, known locally as ‘Pasar Seni’ or translated as Art market located just across the road from the Ubud Palace.

Ubud market is a busy market that sells everything from clothes, sarongs, souvenirs, and handicrafts. It is perfect market for buying the real Balinese souvenirs for the gifts to your family.

9. Don’t miss the iconic Bali rice field terraces, Tegalalang Rice field

Tegalalang rice field terraces located just north of Ubud centre (20 minutes by car). This is one of the very popular rice fields in Bali within both domestic and international tourists.

Tegalalang rice terrace by Alex Handoko
Tegalalang rice terrace by Alex Handoko, a must things to do in Ubud Bali

10. Have a blissful swim at Padang-Padang beach, the eat pray love beach

It is very beautiful sandy beach with clear crystal water located in  Jalan Labuan Sait at Pecatu Village, on the north-western coast of the Bukit Peninsula, and just a kilometre southwest of the Anantara Bali Uluwatu. This beach is also one of the most popular Bali surf’s points.


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