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12 Exciting Things to Do in Ubud, Indonesia

Sonali Pimpale Aug 28, 2019
With serene holy sites, palatial monuments, dramatic scenery, colorful art galleries, and delicious cuisine, the town of Ubud is Bali’s own little paradise.

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Befriend playful macaque monkeys at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

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The vast temple complex and nature reserve is run over by over 700 monkeys that are believed to be sacred protectors of the temple. You can buy bananas to feed them, but make sure not to carry any valuables in your hand, for the little imps are known to be quite the snatchers!
Bask in divinity at Pura Taman Saraswati, a temple dedicated to Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, wisdom, arts, music and learning. Famous for gorgeous statues of the deity and a tranquil lotus pond, the temple hosts traditional dance performances in the evenings.

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Be astounded by the stunning Tegallalang Rice Terraces, a result of centuries old irrigation technique called ‘subak’.
Be enthralled by the Balinese ornate architecture of the Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Agung).
The palace, too hosts Balinese dance performances in the evenings.

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Escape the humdrum of the town at the magnificent scenic trail of Campuhan Ridge Walk.
Admire Balinese and Indonesian artworks at the many charming art galleries of Ubud including Puri Lukisan, Agung Rai Museum of Art and Neka Art Museum.

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Feel your heart racing and the wind rushing past your face as you soar over the town on the Bali swing!

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Connect with your spiritual side in the Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave).

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An imposing entrance will take you down a flight of stairs to a delightful courtyard and an ancient cave dating back to 11th century. Full of cave paintings, the cave is believed to built as a meditation site. A huge bathing pool with fountains is a notable feature of the temple complex.
Ubud and yoga go hand-in-hand! Join a yoga class at one of the many yoga studios in the town to get rejuvenated both physically and spiritually.
Rummage through the Ubud markets for quirky souvenirs, inexpensive clothes and the famed Balinese coffee beans!
Tickle your taste buds with the mouthwatering Balinese cuisine!
All that roaming and swinging is bound to be exhausting. Treat yourself with the renowned luxury spa treatments and get revitalized for a new day of adventures!