We've hand-picked the best things to do in Ubud.
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7 Attractions in Ubud:
The Sacred Monkey Forest SanctuaryAlongside Ubud's urban center is a section of pure jungle, home to over 1,000 Balinese monkeys. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is located on spiritually-significant ground, constructed around 3 Hindu temples dating back to the 14th century. While tourists delight in watching the furry critters frolic and get into all sorts of mischief, measures are in place to protect visitors and also preserve the monkeys’ natural way of life.
Ubud PalaceThe definitive example of traditional Balinese culture and art located within the heart of Ubud. The palace is the traditional home of the Sukawati royal family who still reside in the rear of the compound today. The front of the compound is open for visitors to wander and marvel at the Hindu-inspired architecture, sculptures and landscaped tropical gardens.
Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)An 11th century place of meditation, now made of 2 parts. 1 man-made cave contains small offering alters. Continue downstairs to a Hindu temple. Discover relics of stone carvings, bathing pools and water fountains. The site is full of moss-covered rocks with Indiana Jones vibes.
Tegallalang Rice TerracePart of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bali Province Cultural Landscape. Stunning views with plenty of photo opportunities on giant swings and bird nests. Watch farmers and see the traditional irrigation system, Subak, at work.
Campuhan Ridge WalkUbud's jungle-like greenery, deep valleys, trickling rivers, and wooden chalets are best admired from Campuhan Ridge Walk, a 1.7-kilometer-long (1-mile) trail. The walk is inclusive for all fitness levels, with the most difficult section being the steep southern steps up the Wos river valley to the start of the ridge. The trail winds above two jungle-filled valleys as the East and West Wos rivers rush towards their confluence with the Cerik River, below the beginning of the trail.
Ubud Art MarketArtisan markets selling locally-made products. Items include clothing, jewelry, homewares, and souvenirs. Venders never offer their best price first, expect to have barter for a bargain.