- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Park and garden
- Place or Religious Monument
Ubud is a must-see stopping place. It is there that I was able to learn more about Balinese traditions and culture.
I began my stay in Ubud with a walk through the paddy fields. I spent an entire afternoon there, marvelling over the vastness of these bright green landscapes and getting lost while following random paths. A breath of fresh air and an experience off the beaten track! (Provided that you choose your route well...)
You should also visit the Ubud Monkey Forest: a natural reserve and complex of temples where I walked among many species of monkeys, which are at times playful and at other times thieving.
As for the town centre, it is full of galleries and schools for dance, yoga, painting and sculpture. One thing is certain: you will not get bored in Ubud!
While in Bali, I made an old dream of renting a house in the middle of rice paddies come true. I did this in Ubud, in the magnificent rice paddies surrounding the town, my favourite place of all in Bali. Ubud is a town with gorgeous architecture, each house has a small altar in the garden and the small town looks like one gigantic temple. If the main streets are often congested with tourists, the many little side streets allow you to lose yourself in the twists and turns of the town.
Ubud shelters a reserve , the monkey forest, in which many primates wander about in the midst of temples, climbing on you without a moment's hesitation if you brush past them, so mind your cameras! I suggest you also go and see, a little way from the town centre, Goa Gajah temple, cave dedicated to the god Ganesh and whose facade is superbly sculpted. A must-see town on your Bali itinerary .