Ubud is known as the cultural capital of Bali. Situated in the highland part of Bali, Ubud offers other experiences from Kuta. In Ubud, the endless possibilities of fun are inviting you to come and have the experience yourself. Various tourist destinations around the town, ranging from the breathtaking landscape, waterfalls, yoga classes, art galleries, and so much more. Here is the list of what you must do while spending your vacation in Ubud. First, book your plane ticket here and you’re ready to go!

1. Campuhan Ridge Walk

Early in the morning start your day by walking trough Campuhan Ridge Walk. The morning breeze combined with the gorgeous hills on your sides, clear blue sky will truly mood your boost for the rest of the day. Take a walk where the two rivers meet under the bridge. Popular with locals and tourist, you will also meet other joggers or even meet their dogs!

Campuhan Ridge Walk
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2. Tegalalang Rice Fields

Don’t ever forget to visit the iconic view of Ubud, Tegalalang Rice Fields. Hills of paddy fields terraces are dramatically green. Enjoy the view by riding a bike, don’t be afraid to ask your tour guide to bring you to the depth of rural traditional Bali villages.

Tegalalang Rice Fields
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3. Dive in The Waterfalls in Ubud

Ubud has many waterfalls if you’re looking for something different. Some of the waterfalls in Ubud are even considered the best in the world. The most popular one is the Tegenungan. With easy access, you can’t miss it, being only 20 minutes away from the center of Ubud. If you prefer a more solitude atmosphere, head to Tibumana Waterfall. This might be a little further, but the view is surely worth it. Lush green jungles will be on both sides as you walk down the path. Once you reach the base, change into your swimsuit and swim into the crystal-clear water!

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4. Ayung River Rafting

Ayung River spans over 75 kilometers through Bangli, Gianyar, and ended in Badung Strait at Sanur. This river is perfect for those who are looking for some adrenalin pumping adventure by rafting through Ayung River. Not to worry for the beginners because this white-water rafting is suitable for everyone, perfect for family and group activities.

Ayung river rafting
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5. Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)

Behold the sacred atmosphere of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave). As one of the historical sites in Bali, Goa Gajah is believed to be one of the oldest temples in Bali. The temple is dotted with the archeological site and the prominent feature is the man-made cave with an entrance that shaped like the mouth of a demon.

goa gajah
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6. Ubud Monkey Forest

Brace yourself to meet the monkey in Ubud forest. This attraction is one of the most popular in Ubud and you just can’t miss it. Ubud Monkey Forest actually consists of a walk through the forest with old temples and banyan trees. The serene atmosphere will soothe your soul. However, stay alert about the monkeys, don’t feed them and keep your belongings safe.

7. Practice Yoga

Don’t miss the chance of taking a yoga class in Ubud. Ubud’s ambiance creates the perfect surrounding to lay down your mat and hit some poses. The breathtaking natural surroundings of Ubud completed with warm sunshine will rejuvenate your body and unforgettable zen experience.

Practice yoga - things to do in ubud
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8. Museum Hopping

Ubud is blessed with many artists working all over the town. While you’re in this place, visit the museum displaying from ancient to modern art. Visit the Neka Art Museum to see the contemporary collections. Or go to Antonio Blanco Museum and Blanco Renaissance Museum to witness the eccentric architecture.

9. Shop at The Art Market

As the center of art and culture in Bali, don’t forget to bring home a piece of Ubud from Ubud Art Market or Pasar Seni Ubud. The market offers tons of arts, souvenirs and much more. Take home silk scarves, woven bags, or hats as a remembrance of Ubud or statues and hand-crafted art to décor your home with it. PS: Ubud Art Market was also the setting of Eat Pray Love Movie!

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10. Visit Pura Saren Agung

Known as the Ubud Royal Palace, this pura or temple is close to Ubud Art Market. The Royal family still lives in the section of the palace, but you can still take a walk through the gardens. Savor in the Balinese original architecture and in the evening, you might also get to enjoy Balinese dance performance.
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