Your ultimate guide to Ubud the artsy town in Bali

Tegalalang rice terrace Ubud by Alex Handoko

If you want to witness the arts and culture scene of Bali then Ubud is your destination in Bali.

The ultimate guide to Ubud Bali

It is not only the arts and culture centre of Bali but also the home to the superb cafes, restaurants and beautiful nature like the terraced rice fields along the rivers.

Ubud Area Introduction

It is relatively easy to navigate yourself in this town, it lies only several kilometres in all directions. All of the villages located within about five kilometers radius of the Ubud central market. Staying in the town is good idea if you want to get around on food.

Central Ubud – The central area has three main streets, those are: Jl Raya Ubud, Jl Monkey Forest and Jl Hanoman.

Jl Monkey Forest, which runs south through town to the Monkey Forest, is a built-up area, and it is where a number accommodation, art galleries, and cafes, as well a number of local services such as schools, a sports field, pharmacies, and travel agents are located.

Jl Hanoman, which runs parallel to Jl Monkey Forest on the east, is quieter and makes for more pleasant walking, but still touristy.

West and Northwest – To the immediate west and northwest are the villages of Campuan (Tjampuhan, Campuhan) and Kedewatan, home to some of the most upmarket hotels in the whole of Asia, featuring the beautiful landscape views of Ayung and Wos rivers.

South – about a twenty minute walk central market past the Monkey Forest is where Padang Tegal situated, and runs to the southern villages of Nyuh Kuning and Pengosekan, about 3 kms from the central Ubud.

East – On the east side of Ubud is Peliatan, Teges and Bedulu village,  it is where ninth century Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) located.

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