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Ubud, Bali - Indonesia


Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. It's about 25 kilometers from Denpasar, Ubud has become known worldwide as a center for the arts.

Spectacularly set among lush rice paddies and the stunning hillsides of central Bali, Ubud harbors a number of palaces and temples, museums and art galleries, and a host of cafes and restaurants. Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you're visiting Bali; if you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration.

Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali -- scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels. And it's central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.

Ubud tourism focuses on culture, yoga and nature. In contrast to the main tourist area in southern Bali, the Ubud area has forests, rivers, cooler temperatures and less congestion. A number of smaller "boutique"-style hotels are located in and around Ubud, which commonly offer spa treatments or trek up Ubud's mountains.

Ubud is also a flourishing crafts centre. Around Ubud the surrounding villages like Camphuan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan specialising in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellry as well as some of the best art museums in the country, dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market, and galleries selling local and international art.


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Map of Ubud courtesy by Google