Things to do in Bali, Ubud – Top 5 things
Ubud has become a center piece of Bali for a long time now and it’s especially the getaway people who enjoy the warm days tucked in the jungle with open Yoga events and restaurants providing Vegan dishes. This is how Ubud became one of the most attractive destinations in Bali.
Eat, Pray & Love
Everyone has read the book and seen the video featuring world famous actor Julia Roberts. This was a real kick off on the uptrend of Ubud and it almost set the ‘’Lost and Found’’ on fire. People from all around the world could relate to the movie and they got on to a mission where they could find themselves in Ubud, which in reality you can! With the many Yoga retreats, Healers, mediation classes and vegan options in the middle of the Jungle – For sure you will be able to find yourself surrounding this magical and spiritual place.
‘’I found ‘Wayan’ for my “Eat Pray Love” traditional Balinese Healing Body Reading’’
Rafting in the Jungle
Tour companies and agencies tend to advertise this as White River Rafting – While the rafting is absolute stunning and in a One of A kind experience White River is maybe not the correct definition. Either way, this magical river called Ayung River is offering pictures sceneries of Jungle, Carving on Stones, amazing waterfalls and a true memorable experience. During the two hour long journey you will face easy to moderate rafting and the river is not too challenging making it perfect for the whole family. Most travel agencies offering full packing of Pick up and drop off, rafting for the entire family with insurance and a great lunch buffet afterwards
Campuhan Ridge Walk
This is one of the better experiences in Ubud and it’s an easy walk on the slopes between two rivers starting on Jalan Bangkiang Sidem close by Murni’s Warung. This track provides scenery you can only dream about –It’s as nice as it gets with untouched Jungle and Rice field views. The track is also quite spiritual and this is what MrsConquest said about the walk ‘’we started out our walk around 7am and walked past so many beautiful local art galleries. The people, the view, the air totally makes you feel ALIVE! The views as we strolled were stunning and gave us a true appreciation of nature, life, humility and so much love. The feeling in Ubud is so peaceful and spiritual. I felt like a new person and loved every minute of our journey. Make sure you head to Yoga Barn and Organik Cafe‘’
Sacred Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest has become one of the most visited places in Ubud and its one of the first visited places when travelling to Ubud. Strategically located in the heart of Ubud Village this is the place to enjoy a stroll with the many monkeys and temples in the area. The village’s residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village. Be aware of playful monkeys that can be up for trick and treat with some of the tourists visiting the place and please be cautions of your belongings! Sometimes they do get carried away by the playful monkeys
Ubud Art Market
The Ubud Art Market also referred to as Pasar Seni Ubud is located in the center of Ubud and it’s close to the Royal Palace. The market is open daily and offers many handicrafts such as handmade bags, hats, statues, sarongs and other handmade goods. Here you can find many souvenirs to bring back home or to be utilized at your residence in Bali as well. Most of the goods are genuine and locally produced, and a good bargain can be made on most items – the local Balinese are open to bargain and a price 20-30% below the asking price is acceptable most places, it is part of their culture to bargain and come to a mutual beneficial price for both parties. What is quite unique with Ubud is also all the handcrafted wood-sculptures and there are many shop outside of the Art Market to visit. Ubud is well known for this